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St. Joseph’s Hospital Names New Chief Medical Officer

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Edward J. Donahue, MD, has been named Chief Medical Officer of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. Part of St. Joseph's team for more than 30 years, Dr. Donahue previously served in several leadership positions at the hospital including Chief of Surgery, Chair of the Cancer Committee, and Vice Chief of Staff.


In his new position, Dr. Donahue will focus on quality of care, the patient experience, medical staff relations and growth at St. Joseph's. He replaces Dr. Charles Alfano who is retiring.

"Dr. Donahue has always championed St. Joseph's mission and core values. He has been loyal to our organization, and engaged and involved," says Patty White, President and CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. "We are honored that he's chosen to continue to share his expertise and skill with St. Joseph's."

Dr. Donahue opened his surgical practice in Phoenix in 1984, and he has been devoted to caring for women with breast cancer and disease. He founded the Breast Evaluation Clinic at St. Joseph's and served as medical director of the hospital's cancer center for six years.

A graduate of Villanova University, Dr. Donahue served in the United States Navy as a navigator during the Vietnam War. He earned a medical degree from Temple University and a Master of Science in Surgery from the University of Illinois. Dr. Donahue underwent surgical training at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

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