Sturdy Memorial Hospital Names Two of its Own as VP for Medical Affairs and Medical Director and Chief of Emergency Services

ATTLEBORO, MA – Dr. Brian Kelly has been named Vice President for Medical Affairs and Medical Director and Dr. Brian Patel has been named Chief of Emergency Services at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.

Board-certified in Emergency Medicine and most recently Sturdy’s Chief of Emergency and Occupational Services, Dr. Kelly provides senior leadership support to the Hospital’s medical staff and is responsible for the Medical Staff Office; Hospitalist Program; Risk Management Department and the Hospital’s quality assessment/initiatives; Occupational Health Service; and the Attleboro High School-Based Health Center. He also has oversight responsibility for the Emergency Department (ED).

Dr. Kelly received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. He was trained at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, IL and at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Kelly joined Sturdy in 1994.

Dr. Patel is board-certified in Emergency Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed his training through Brown University at Rhode Island Hospital.

Dr. Patel joined Sturdy in 2005 and most recently served as Associate Chief of Emergency Services. Among his responsibilities are work on quality and safety assessment/quality and safety improvement for ED related clinical issues; hiring and management of Sturdy’s ED physicians and oversight for ED nursing and support staff; ED policy development and implementation; electronic health record implementation and enhancement; and evaluation and resolution of emergency department patient complaints. He also oversees Sturdy’s stroke program and Emergency Preparedness/ Disaster Management Committee. He reports to Dr. Kelly.

“I am extremely pleased about these two appointments, said Dr. Bruce Auerbach, Sturdy’s President and CEO. Both men are consummate professionals who have high standards and are well respected by their peers.”