Dr. Douglas A. Towriss, chief medical officer and hospitalist physician at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, has been named as one of the nation’s 100 CMOs to Know for 2017 by Becker’s Hospital Review.
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, according to a news release from Schneck.
The list features national physician leaders dedicated to strengthening their hospitals’ and health systems’ patient safety and quality initiatives. The 100 executives have proven they are leaders in their respective organizations, continuing to push the envelope and establish high standards for their facilities.
Towriss also was 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.
He joined Schneck Medical Center in 2002 and became the vice president and chief medical officer in April 2015. During his time at Schneck, 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.
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.