Nashville, TN — Eric Schuck, M.D., has been appointed chief medical officer (CMO) of TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center effective August 6, 2018. In this role, he will serve as a business and clinical strategist responsible for the overall direction and coordination of medical affairs.

Dr. Schuck currently serves as medical director of the emergency department at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Prior to joining Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, he served as medical director of the emergency departments at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Florida and Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, Florida.

"TriStar Southern Hills is thrilled to welcome Dr. Schuck to our team," said Joanna Conley, chief executive officer at TriStar Southern Hills. "Dr. Schuck's proven clinical and leadership experience will be a tremendous benefit for our patients as we focus on quality initiatives and continue to grow services in our community."

Dr. Schuck brings over 20 years of clinical experience to his new role. Dr. Schuck received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed his residency in pediatrics at Wright Patterson Air Force Base/Wright State School of Medicine.

Dr. Schuck will support TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center and TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna.