Today, Stormont Vail Health announced that George Wright, M.D., FAAFP, has accepted the role of vice president, primary care services position. Dr. Wright has been a member of the Stormont Vail Health team since 1993 as a family medicine physician and as a family medicine medical director. Dr. Wright has served in multiple leadership positions during his career, including as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.
“During this time of challenge, we all seek guidance and leadership from a trusted colleague. Dr. George Wright provides this support and care through understanding that comes from experience,” said Kevin Dishman, M.D., chief medical officer, Stormont Vail Health. “Under his leadership, we will continue to provide the highest quality care and experience to our patients through an environment that engages and supports our team members and providers. We will strive to find new ways to provide innovative care to our patients, reach the underserved populations of our communities and continue our mission of working together to improve the health of our community.”
Dr. Wright earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1983. In 1986, he completed his family practice residency at the Womack Army Community Hospital. He was named Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 1989 and, in 1992, completed the Faculty Development Fellowship in Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina.
Dr. Wright was raised in Kansas City, Kansas. During his medical career in U.S. Army, he served at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, Ft. Campbell, KY and Ft. Gordon, Georgia. Dr. Wright was honorably discharged with the rank of Major when he moved his family to Topeka when he joined our team. He is the proud father of three sons.
Thank you to Mark Thomas, M.D., who has served as interim vice president during this transition. Dr. Wright will assume the position effective immediately where he will provide leadership and support to primary care and family medicine providers, advance the quality and safety initiatives, serve as the lead physician for Patient Centered Medical Home and other continuum of care initiatives and serve as a member of the Stormont Vail Operating Committee.