NEWPORT, R.I.– Newport Hospital has appointed Jeffrey Gaines, M.D., a veteran of the hospital’s emergency department, to serve as vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer, effective July 1. Hospital President Crista F. Durand announced on Tuesday, April 16 that Gaines will succeed Thomas M. McGue, M.D., who served as the chief medical officer from 2013 until January 2019.
“After a national search, Dr. Gaines emerged as the top talent to help champion our mission and move our quality platform forward,” said Durand. “His energy, vision and leadership skills, combined with his thorough understanding of the culture of Newport Hospital, make him an ideal choice. His years of clinical experience in emergency medicine; his dedication and empathy; and his service in numerous leadership roles throughout the hospital will prove a significant benefit for patients and staff alike. I’m delighted to welcome him to this new role.” Gaines has worked in a full-time clinical role in the emergency department of Newport Hospital for the past 10 years. He served as medical staff president from 2016 to 2017.
“I am deeply honored to become part of Newport Hospital’s rich history,” Gaines said. “I’m passionate about upholding the hospital’s tradition of excellence while bringing innovative ideas to fruition. I welcome the opportunity to both serve, and lead, the hospital with the entire senior leadership team.” Gaines is a clinical assistant professor in the emergency medicine department of The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Gaines graduated from Wayne State University cum laude with honors and earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at University of Pittsburgh Affiliated, where he was named chief resident, and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He serves on the staff of Brown Emergency Physicians. Gaines is currently working toward a master’s degree in health care management at Harvard University.
Gaines lives in Barrington with his wife, Sarah, an emergency medicine physician at The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, also affiliated of the Lifespan health system. They have two daughters.