Richmond, VA — HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital has appointed Matthew Brengman, M.D. to the role of associate chief medical officer (ACMO) Of Henrico, Parham and Retreat Doctors’ Hospital.

In this newly-created role, Brengman will work collaboratively with Tony Spensieri, M.D., chief medical officer of Henrico, Parham and Retreat Doctors’ Hospitals, the administrative team and medical staff to develop, promote and implement new process improvements and patient safety initiatives.

In addition, Brengman will serve as the medical lead on all efforts associated with surgical services, efficiency of care, utilization management and quality improvement efforts, including reduction of hospital acquired conditions.

“Dr. Brengman’s clinical expertise and leadership will further help support our commitment to excellence and those whom we care for,” said Will Wagnon, chief executive officer of Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals. “We are pleased with the opportunity to work with him and look forward to building stronger relationships among our teams as well as throughout the community.” Brengman relocated to Richmond in 2004 after serving in the U.S. Army. He retired with the rank of Major and served in combat as a trauma surgeon in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following his military service, Brengman joined the medical staff of Bon Secours St. Marys’ Hospital, where he was named bariatric medical director and clinical lead. In 2012, Brengman transitioned to Advanced Surgical Partners of Virginia and Parham Doctors’ Hospital, where he again assumed the role of bariatric medical director. Under his leadership, the program has attained and sustained quality accreditation by MBSAQIP and all major insurers.

During recent years, Brengman has served as Department of Surgery chair, chief of Medical Staff, and completed a Master’s Degree in healthcare administration at VCU. He has consistently been voted as one of the region’s top bariatric surgeons by a survey of his peers in Richmond Magazine, with honors every year since 2013. He has won the category overall for the past five consecutive years.

“I look forward to collaborating with Dr. Spensieri on projects that focus on surgical quality, efficiency of care, creating the surgical experience that is the safest in our region, and offering the overall best patient experience at our hospitals,” said Brengman. Brengman began the new role at the beginning June.

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