Becker's 10th Annual Meeting Speaker Series: 3 Questions with Charles Emerman, Associate Chief Medical Officer for MetroHealth Medical Center

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Charles Emerman, MD, serves as Associate Chief Medical Officer for MetroHealth Medical Center.

On April 3rd, Dr. Emerman will speak at Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place April 1-4, 2019 in Chicago.

To learn more about the conference and Dr. Emerman's session, click here.

Question:  What one strategic initiative will demand the most of your time and energy in 2019?

Charles Emerman: Further enhancing our response to the substance abuse crisis through the establishment of an addiction medicine fellowship and other initiatives

Q: Tell us about the last meaningful interaction you had with a patient.

CE: Patient who was brought directly from County jail on her way to a protected living environment. She was very appreciative that I was able/willing to start her on medication assisted treatment to avoid a relapse.

Q: Can you share some praise with us about people you work with? What does greatness look like to you when it comes to your team?

CE: Our nursing staff does tremendous work under significant pressure. They are calm, considerate, and kind to the patients. They are the fearsome line of defense that keeps the Department operating in a safe compassionate manner.

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