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Trotter Named Chief Medical Officer


On April 23, 2012 Marvin Trotter, M.D. an emergency medicine doctor and hospitalist at Ukiah Valley Medical Center has been named Chief Medical Officer. As part of his new responsibilities Dr. Trotter will be a member of the executive team and will represent the medical staff in areas of vision, quality, and growth. He will continue to serve as a hospitalist for inpatient care.

Dr. Trotter is a graduate of Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, University of Texas. He specializes in emergency medicine and is also board certified in internal medicine and has been a member of the medical staff at UVMC since 1986

“I am pleased to announce Dr. Trotter as our new Chief Medical Officer,” said Gwen Matthews, CEO of UVMC. “He has both the experience as a long standing member of our medical staff and initiative to help us be progressive and grow our services to better serve Mendocino, Lake and Northern Sonoma counties well into the future.”

“Because of his leadership as the president of the Ukiah Valley Cultural and Recreational Center, Dr. Trotter earned an area-wide reputation for being progressive,” stated Matthews. “He has demonstrated vision to grow access to healthcare services for Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, and Northern Sonoma counties well into the future,” continued Matthews.

Dr. Trotter responded enthusiastically when asked for a comment, “I am humbled and honored by this opportunity to serve the greater good of our community; employees and medical staff at UVMC. We have excellent services already at the medical center with internal medicine, women’s health, urology, Family Birth Center with special care nursery (Level II NICU), emergency medicine, trauma center, intensive care unit, and our new Advanced Wound Center.”

Dr. Trotter continued, “I hope to leverage the strengths we already have at the medical center to grow our services to better meet the needs of the communities we serve through technological advances in medicine and by recruiting new progressive physicians.”

According to Matthews, “Dr. Trotter will take on his new role at UVMC beginning in May. He will serve on our executive team to guide and support the development and roll out of all the elements that contribute to making UVMC a center of excellence in rural health. He will also be a key component in collaboratively working with other critical access hospitals (25 beds or less) serving our rural communities in Fort Bragg, Lakeport and Willits and within our Northern California Network of Adventist Health.”

In parting Dr. Trotter shared, “More than anything else I want the communities we serve to know that they don’t have to go to a ‘big city’ for expert care, they can find it right here in Ukiah at Ukiah Valley Medical Center.”

He is replacing Dale Morrison, M.D., who previously served as the chief medical officer. Dr. Morrison elected to spend his final years of practice with his cardiology patients.