Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Benge takes Presbyterian post.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

* Physician says challenge in staff affairs is explosion of data

Presbyterian Hospital has hired Eddie Benge, a rheumatologist and currently St. Joseph Healthcare System chief medical officer, as its medical staff affairs vice president.

Benge will move from St. Joseph to Presbyterian in February.

He replaces Tom Rothfeld, who became Lovelace Health Systems' pediatrics department chairman last November.

Benge will be responsible for all Presbyterian Hospital medical direction, clinical decision-making and improvement of patient care, according to a Presbyterian Healthcare Services announcement.

"The clinicians' responsibility is to figure out what represents best practices and how we can best administer best practices to the communities we serve," Benge said. …

Log in to your account to read this article – and millions more.