Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Announces New Emergency Department Medical Directors



Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital has appointed three new emergency department medical directors to its hospitals and satellite emergency departments.

Paul McHale, MD and Jason Linder, MD have been named hospital emergency department medical directors at Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Laveen and Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Mesa, respectively. The hospital has also appointed Joel Betz, MD, as regional medical officer overseeing Arizona General’s satellite emergency departments. In these new roles, Drs. McHale, Linder, and Betz will provide leadership and direction to the emergency departments of Arizona General s and will serve on the executive team for The Emergency Center.

“We are grateful to have the opportunity to partner with The Emergency Center as we continue the Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital journey. Emergency medicine is our largest service line and the clinical excellence and skilled leadership that Drs. Linder, McHale and Betz bring will help position us to continue to grow and follow our vision,” says Jane Hanson, President and CEO of Arizona General Hospital.

“The Emergency Center is pleased to partner with Arizona General and Drs. McHale, Linder, and Betz to extend our vision of the highest quality emergency care across the largest satellite emergency department facility organization in Arizona. We are thrilled that we can positively impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients,” says Keith Butler, MD, and CEO of The Emergency Center.  

Arizona General Hospital is part of Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems.