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For Immediate Release:
May 7, 2013


Southcoast Health System names Peter D. Martelly, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer


Peter D. Martelly, MD, FACOG


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FALL RIVER, Mass. — Southcoast™ Health System today announced the appointment of local obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) physician, Peter D. Martelly, MD, FACOG, as Associate Chief Medical Officer for the Southcoast Hospitals Group, which includes Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Dr. Martelly currently serves as the Associate Director of Medical Education for Southcoast Hospitals Group and will continue to do so in his new position.

"Dr. Martelly has been a practicing physician in the Fall River community for nearly 26 years. He brings to this new role many experiences from the diverse leadership positions which he has held within the system," said Robert J. Caldas, DO, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer of Southcoast Hospitals Group. "In his new position as Associate Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Martelly will assist in overseeing Southcoast's quality improvement and patient safety programs as well as assist in the day-to-day operations of the Medical Staff, Medical Staff Services, Continuing Medical Education and Library departments."

Dr. Martelly received his Medical Degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He completed his residency and internship at Women's & Infant's Hospital in Providence, R.I. Dr. Martelly received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Dr. Martelly is Board Certified in OB/GYN and currently serves as Associate Director of Medical Education for Southcoast Hospitals Group and previously held the position of Medical Director for Charlton Memorial Hospital. He is a member of the American College of OB/GYN; the Massachusetts Medical Society, Committee on Accreditation Review; and the American Institute for Ultrasound Medicine. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for People Inc. in Fall River.

Dr. Martelly resides in Swansea with his wife, Claudette. Together they enjoy spending time with their three children and five grandchildren.


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Stephanie Poyant
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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 www.southcoast.org. Connect to Southcoast through social media at www.southcoast.org/connect/.





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