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    Pullman, WA—Pullman Regional Hospital and Clinic Network has named three local physicians to serve on the Chief Medical Officer team. Dr. Stephen Hall, Dr. Pete Mikkelsen, and Dr. Edwin Tingstad will share the duties of the Chief Medical Officer role which includes serving as a liaison to physicians to provide safe, effective medical services, supporting clinical departments, and serving on the hospital’s Administration Team.

    “We’re so grateful these well-established, highly-respected physicians are committed to helping the hospital build an even stronger bridge with our providers, through this team approach,” said Scott Adams, Pullman Regional Hospital CEO. “The relationships and trust they have cultivated throughout their years of practicing on the Palouse and their own experiences and expertise in different fields of medicine will enrich our efforts to recruit and retain exceptional physicians for our community.”

    Dr. Stephen Hall has been providing family medicine and obstetrical care for more than 13 years at Palouse Medical in Pullman, WA. He is also the Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency Program- Pullman, through Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. In his Chief Medical Officer role, Dr. Hall will serve as a departmental advisor to Pullman Regional Hospital’s BirthPlace, Genetic Counseling, Nutrition, Clinical Informatics, and Pharmacy departments. He will also work closely with hospital physicians and clinical staff to ensure seamless integration of physician residents in the care of patients.

    Dr. Mikkelsen has worked for Pullman Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department since 2004, first as an Emergency Physician and now as Medical Director of the Emergency Department. He is a Certified Physician Executive in Healthcare Leadership through the American Association for Physician Leadership and will complete his MBA from the University of Massachusetts in Spring of 2022. In his Chief Medical Officer role, Dr. Mikkelsen will serve as a departmental advisor to Pullman Regional Hospital’s Medical/Surgical and Intensive Care Units, Laboratory, Respiratory Services, Sleep Lab, Emergency, and Care Coordination departments. He will also support the functions of regulatory compliance, credentialing and risk management for the hospital as well as recruitment for primary care physicians, emergency physicians and hospitalists.

    Dr. Edwin Tingstad is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician. He’s been with Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic since 2000, a part of the Pullman Regional Hospital Orthopedic Center of Excellence. He is also a team physician for Washington State University Athletics. In his Chief Medical Officer role, Dr. Tingstad will serve as a departmental advisor to Pullman Regional Hospital’s Surgery, Anesthesia, Imaging, Same Day Services, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, and Rehabilitation Services departments. He will also support recruitment efforts for specialty care physicians and serve as a Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation liaison.

    As Chief Medical Officers, Drs. Hall, Mikkelsen and Tingstad join Pullman Regional Hospital’s ten-member Administrative Team, which has a combined 200+ years of service with the hospital or a Pullman-based medical practice.

    Contact: Alison Weigley, Director of External Relations
    Pullman Regional Hospital & Foundation
    Office: (509) 332-2041 / Cell: (509) 330-0242

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