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Mayorga Named Chief Medical Officer of L+M Healthcare

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New London, CT (January 18, 2017) – Oliver Mayorga, MD, has been named the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for L+M Healthcare, which includes Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Westerly Hospital. 

Dr. Mayorga, who is currently Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Westerly Hospital and Pequot Health Center, succeeds Dr. Dan Rissi, who retired in December 2016. Dr. Mayorga has overseen emergency medicine since his arrival at L+M in 2009.

"Dr. Mayorga's training, experience, enthusiasm and hard-working, hands-on approach, as well as his connections to both hospital medical staffs, make him the right choice to lead the next chapter for L+M and Westerly Hospitals," said Bruce D. Cummings, president and chief executive officer. "Dr. Mayorga was selected from a highly qualified pool of internal candidates, assuring that the new CMO would have an established connection in our local communities." 

"I am ready for this new challenge," said Dr. Mayorga, who will report to Thomas Balcezak, MD, the chief medical officer for Yale New Haven Health. "This is an exciting time at our hospitals. Our new affiliation opens the doors for so many possibilities, all of which will improve the care we provide to our patients."

"A major goal for Dr. Mayorga, in addition to historic opportunities, will be to provide support and guide a smooth integration with Yale New Haven Health," said Dr. Balcezak. "I am pleased with this appointment and look forward to working closely with Dr. Mayorga not just throughout the integration process, but beyond." 

Dr. Mayorga is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He did an internship at Greenwich Hospital and his residency at Jacobi/Montefiore. Recently, Dr. Mayorga received a master's degree in Healthcare Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. 

Dr. Mayorga is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He served both in Iraq and in Biloxi, MS, helping to restore medical services after Hurricane Katrina.

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, general acute care hospital that has been serving patients since 1912. L+M is licensed for 280 beds and provides care to medical, surgical, pediatric, rehab, psychiatric and obstetrical patients. The hospital employs more than 2,400 professional, technical and support personnel representing every diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative specialty. The L+M primary service area includes 10 shoreline towns between Rhode Island and the Connecticut River, as well as Fishers Island, NY.

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, a member of Yale New Haven Health, is a non-profit, 308-bed general and acute care hospital providing patient care to medical, surgical, pediatric, psychiatric and obstetrical patients in southeastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island since 1912. Lawrence + Memorial offers cardiac acute, step-down and rehabilitation programs and is the only eastern Connecticut hospital that performs emergency and elective angioplasty. www.lmhospital.org

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