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Long-time Community Physician Serving as Chief of Staff

Physicians, 2017

LEMOORE – A doctor who has planted strong roots in Lemoore, is now serving as Chief of Staff for the Consolidated Medical Staff at Adventist Health / Central Valley Network.

Dr. Willie Ewing will serve two years as the chief officer of the medical staff, while continuing to serve the community as a Family Practice physician. In his role as Chief of Staff, Dr. Ewing will oversee the performance of the medical staff at all facilities and locations that comprise the consolidated medical staff. He will be responsible for enforcing the medical staff bylaws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures and promoting quality of care, among other duties.

“I’m looking forward to improving the relationships of our medical staff, and in turn, improving the quality of care we provide to our communities and patients,” he says. 

Dr. Ewing has been a physician with Adventist Health for over 30 years. He began in 1984, caring for patients in Lemoore – many of whom knew Dr. Ewing from his private practice and his volunteer service in youth sports. Dr. Ewing has served as a youth coach for softball, basketball, volleyball and baseball, and was a sideline physician for Pop Warner Football, Riverdale High School football and Lemoore High School football. He has served as assistant coach for various sports at Lemoore High School, including girls basketball and boys baseball, and is currently the assistant coach for girls softball.

Dr. Ewing was born and raised in Mississippi with seven siblings.

He completed his undergraduate degree in biology and pre-med from Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss. While enrolled at Jackson State, he participated in student exchange programs, spending either summers or semesters at the State University of New York and Harvard.

He earned his medical degree from the University of California at San Diego. From there, he completed internships and residency training at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in New Orleans.

Dr. Ewing served 10 years in the U.S. Navy at Naval Air Station Lemoore. He was a Naval Flight Surgeon, Chief of Emergency Medicine and Chief of Aviation Medicine and served one tour of duty on the U.S.S. Ranger in the Western Pacific. His last rank was that of Commander.

Following his years of service, Dr. Ewing opened a private family practice in Lemoore. He then joined Adventist Health Physicians Network.

Dr. Ewing is married to Janice Ewing, a retired Lemoore High School Special Education teacher. The couple has two children; Dionne, Lemoore High School class of 1988, who is a practice administrator for Adventist Health; and Christopher, Lemoore High School class of 1994, a pharmaceutical representative for Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He also has two grandchildren, Devin and Kya.

As Adventist Health works to transform healthcare in the communities that we serve, we look forward to the positive impact that Dr. Ewing’s leadership will bring in 2017.