WILMINGTON — CMH Regional Health System announced Monday that it has brought on two new full-time physicians to lead the emergency medicine program at Clinton Memorial Hospital. Both physicians hail from Atrium Medical Center’s Emergency Trauma Center in Middletown, Ohio — a Level III Emergency Trauma Center. With an annual patient volume of over 60,000, Atrium Medical Center is the seventh-largest hospital in Greater Cincinnati.
CMH CEO Greg Nielsen expressed his confidence in bringing on Dr. David Allen, now Medical Director of Emergency Services, and Dr. Lori Niceley, now Assistant Medical Director of Emergency Services, to the emergency medicine program: “Drs. Allen and Niceley are bold, thorough, and experienced leaders, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to our growing medical staff. Their leadership builds on the solid foundation built by our team of emergency physicians, mid-level providers, and nurses,” Nielsen said.
Dr. David Allen received his Doctor of Osteopathy and completed his residency at The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois and has more than 20 years’ experience in emergency and trauma medicine. Prior to coming to CMH, he was Assistant Medical Director of Atrium Medical Center’s Emergency Trauma Center where he practiced for eight years. Dr. Allen has also served internationally, leading multiple medical missions to central and South America.
Dr. Lori Niceley received her medical degree from University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (UOMHS/COMS) in Des Moines, Iowa and completed a residency at Michigan State University Emergency Medicine Residency program in Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Niceley is a Fellow of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and brings with her 22 years of emergency medicine experience. Prior to coming to CMH, Dr. Niceley spent the last 10 years practicing emergency medicine at Atrium Medical Center in Middletown.
Dr. John Hollon, Chief Medical Officer at CMH, echoed Neilsen’s thoughts: “We have an outstanding medical staff here at CMH, and we’re excited to welcome two physicians with such exceptional experience in emergency and trauma medicine to our team. A strong emergency medicine program is critical to the wellbeing of this community, and I’m confident in our team.”
“Clinton County is really a gem, and Dr. Niceley and I are excited to serve patients here,” Dr. Allen said. “The foundation has been laid, and we’ve hit the ground running. We’re committed to providing seamless, thorough care to every patient who walks through these doors.”
This is one in a string of big announcements for CMH — most recently its involvement in the Wilmington College Center for Sport Sciences project, providing orthopedic and imaging services to patients at the state-of-the-art athletic training facility; and its affiliation with The James Cancer Network at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Institute.
Only two weeks ago, CMH announced that it was named a Joint Commission 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures in pneumonia, surgical care, and stroke, and last month announced that its Home Health team was again recognized among HomeCare Elite, making it the 10th consecutive year they have achieved that distinction.