The Medical Executive Committee acts as the organizational body which oversees the functions and duties of the medical staff. It is empowered to act for the staff and to coordinate all activities and policies of the staff, its departments and committees. The Medical Executive Committee represents the medical staff and acts on its behalf, as needed, under the limitations imposed by the medical staff bylaws. The committee fulfills the medical staff’s accountability to the governing board for the medical care rendered to patients in the hospital by making recommendations directly to the governing board.
|Dr. Ryan Truxillo, Chief of Staff, specializes in family medicine. A native of New Orleans, he earned his doctorate of medicine in 2004 from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. He completed his residency at the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, North Carolina and became board certified in Family Medicine in 2007 by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Truxillo, has worked as a physician in St. Bernard Parish since 2007, and he has been with the De La Ronde Medical Center since its opening in 2012.K|
|Dr. Bryan Bertucci, Vice Chief of Staff, specializes in family medicine and has served as St. Bernard Parish coroner since 2002. A native of New Orleans and a long-time resident of St. Bernard, Dr. Bertucci earned his doctorate of medicine in 1980 from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. He completed his residency at Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital in Baton Rouge, and became board certified in family practice in 1983 by the American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Bertucci, a former board member and chief of staff at Chalmette Medical Center, has worked as a physician with the St. Bernard Community Health Center since its inception. He also has served as a board member and an affiliate member in an advisory capacity for the St. Bernard Parish Hospital Service District.|
|Dr. Mace Scott, Past Chief of Staff, specializes in emergency medicine. A New Orleans native, Dr. Scott has most recently served as an emergency department physician at St. Tammany Parish and Terrebonne General Hospitals. He earned his doctorate of medicine from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2001, and completed his residency Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital in Baton Rouge. Dr. Scott became board certified in 2010 by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.||Dr. John Hamide, Treasurer, specializes in radiology and interventional radiology. A native New Orleanian, Dr. Hamide most recently served as a radiology department physician at Touro Infirmary and Children’s Hospital, both in New Orleans. He earned his doctorate of medicine in 2000 from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and he completed his residency in 2005 at LSU’s School of Medicine in New Orleans.|
|Dr. Kelvin Contreary, Secretary, specializes in general and vascular surgery. A resident of New Orleans, Dr. Contreary has most recently worked at East Jefferson General Hospital. He received his doctorate of medicine in 1977 from Louisiana State University’s School of Medicine, where he completed his residency. He was board certified in 1984 by the American Board of Surgery.|
|Dr. Arzu Hatipoglu, Department Chair of Medicine|
|Dr. Scott Buhler, Department Chair of Surgery|
|Dr. Paul Verrette, Chief Medical Officer, specializes in internal medicine. Dr. Verrette, of Chalmette, received his doctorate of medicine in 1983 from Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans. He completed his residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans in 1987, and became board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1988. Dr. Verrette served as a physician with Chalmette Medical Center and Lifecare Hospital prior to Hurricane Katrina, and has been on staff at the St. Bernard Community Health Center since its inception.|