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For Immediate Release:
April 22, 2013

Southcoast Health System names cardiologist Michael Hyder, MD, MPH, FACC, as Chief Medical Information Officer

Michael Hyder, MD, MPH, FACC
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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Southcoast™ Health System today named cardiologist Michael Hyder, MD, MPH, FACC, as Chief Medical Information Officer for Southcoast Health System.

In addition to his current role as Vice President of Population Health within Southcoast Physicians Network, Dr. Hyder will partner with Southcoast's Chief Information Officer to manage the conversion to a system-wide integrated information technology network that will improve patient care across the entire Southcoast Health System.

Dr. Hyder will provide a strategic clinical vision for Southcoast during the transition from a health care system to a care management system. He will also lead the efforts to implement new technology into clinical and administrative areas across Southcoast. Dr. Hyder is a cardiac electrophysiologist and will continue to see patients in his clinical practice.

Dr. Hyder earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting and information systems from Boston College, a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University School of Public Health and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine, a fellowship in Cardiology and a fellowship in Interventional Electrophysiology from UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, where he was named Chief Cardiology Fellow.

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Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer

Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

Southcoast is a not-for-profit charitable organization that depends on the support of the community to provide services. More information is available online at Connect to Southcoast through social media at

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