Dr. Douglas A. Towriss, Chief Medical Officer and Hospitalist Physician at Schneck Medical Center, has been named as one of the nation’s “100 CMOs to Know” for 2017 by Becker’s Hospital Review. The list features national physician leaders dedicated to strengthening their hospitals’ and health systems’ patient safety and quality initiatives.
Schneck officials say that this isn’t the first time that Dr. Towriss has been recognized. He was also named a “Top CMO to Know” in 2014, and one of the nation’s “Top 10 Hospitalists” in 2012 by the American College of Physicians.
Hospital officials say that Dr. Towriss joined Schneck in 2002 and became the vice president and CMO in April 2015. During his time at Schneck, Dr. Towriss has created a combined internal medicine and pediatric hospitalist program. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, American College of Physicians and American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Towriss earned his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He continues his clinical duties in addition to serving as the CMO for Schneck.
Dr. Towriss and Dr. Jonathan E. Gottlieb, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Executive of IU Health, were the only CMOs named from the state of Indiana.