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Children's Hospital Colorado is pleased to announce that William "Bill" Hardin, Jr., MD, has been selected as associate chief medical officer of Children's Colorado at Memorial Hospital and Southern Colorado. He assumed the role on March 24.
In this role, Dr. Hardin will be responsible for physician oversight and medical staff operations as well as for graduate medical education and research activities. In partnership with Greg Raymond, regional vice president, Southern Colorado, he will lead the strategic direction for care delivery at Children's Colorado at Memorial, as well as for Southern Colorado.
"Bill brings decades of established leadership in both academic medical centers and community-based hospital medicine," said Raymond. "His nationally recognized, extensive experience in pediatrics strengthens our position in providing Southern Colorado with the best healthcare specialists, supported by excellent patient care and pioneering research, as we expand services to families in Colorado Springs and beyond."
Dr. Hardin was most recently vice chair for pediatric surgical service lines at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network in Allentown, Pa. Prior to that appointment, he served The Children’s Hospital of Alabama as director of pediatric trauma services, director of burn services and as medical director of information services. He earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency with Tulane University and Charity Hospital in New Orleans, and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
"It is an honor to join a hospital distinguished among the nation’s top children’s hospitals," said Dr. Hardin. "I look forward to getting to know the Children’s Colorado care delivery team and community providers, developing quality initiatives and optimizing clinical operations to strive for the very best outcomes for our patients."
Dr. Hardin has authored or co-authored seven book chapters and more than 50 publications focused in the areas of pediatric trauma, burns, minimally invasive surgery and ethics. He has held leadership positions in national and regional organizations, has been named to Top Doctor and Best Doctor in America lists, and has special interests in surgical education and health informatics.