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Carolinas HealthCare System Names New Chief Academic Officer

Mary Nolan Hall, MD, FAAFP, has been named Carolinas HealthCare System’s new Chief Academic Officer. She has served as Interim Chief Academic Officer for more than four months and as Deputy Chief Academic Officer since 2011.

As Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Hall is responsible for the System’s academic programs, including undergraduate and graduate medical education, nursing and allied health programs, continuing medical education and advanced clinical practitioner fellowships.

“As the entire healthcare industry, including Carolinas HealthCare System, continues to change at an accelerated rate, it is imperative that education and research continue to transform and keep pace with these changes,” Dr. Hall said. “Our learners and providers must be prepared to work successfully in this new landscape. I look forward to helping the organization achieve and integrate its academic and strategic missions.”

In her new role, Dr. Hall will begin addressing necessary transformations through initiatives such as:

  • Identifying the proper workforce and training methods to meet the needs of Carolinas HealthCare System and its surrounding populations. This will aim to support learners and preceptors across the spectrum of healthcare professions and to enhance opportunities for training in inter-professional teams
  • Growing and evolving the Charlotte Campus of the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine to produce highly competent and compassionate physicians who are patient-centered, team-based, service-minded and systems-savvy
  • Working to align experiential simulation-based learning programs that optimize the skills of our healthcare providers and the teams within which they work.

Prior to joining the Medical Education department, Dr. Hall was Chair of Family Medicine for eight years. In her more than two decades with the Department of Family Medicine, she held a number of other positions, including director of medical student education, medical director of the Family Medicine Center and program director of the Family Medicine residency program.

Dr. Hall is the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s designated institutional official, the director of Charlotte Area Health Education Center and a professor of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. She also is past president of the American Balint Society and current chair of the national Academic Family Medicine Advocacy Council. She sits on the Board of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, a group for which she recently was nominated to serve as president elect.

Dr. Hall is an inaugural member of the Carolinas HealthCare System Physician Executive Leadership Council and the Carolinas HealthCare System Medical Group’s Executive Council. She enjoys her roles in the System’s Women Executive Leadership Group and the Mentoring Program for Women on the Road to Success.