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Johnston Health names chief medical officer

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SMITHFIELD — Johnston Health has named Dr. Rodney McCaskill chief medical officer. He had been interim chief since last October.

In July, McCaskill began working in the Smithfield Emergency Department through the hospital’s contract with Wake Emergency Physicians. At that time, he accepted the role as medical director of emergency care.

As part of an agreement, McCaskill will continue working in emergency care while he is chief medical officer. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and has more than 20 years of experience.

“In the emergency departments, I’ve enjoyed the opportunities to share my knowledge with staff and to assist physicians with administrative issues,” McCaskill said. “During the past seven months, as I’ve worked more closely with the leadership team, I’ve been impressed with the organization’s hard work, commitment and dedication to providing expert care close to home.”

Out in the community, McCaskill serves as assistant director of Johnston County EMS.

He is a graduate of East Carolina University and the East Carolina University School of Medicine. McCaskill completed his residency in emergency medicine in the department of medicine at the University of North Carolina.

He grew up in Goldsboro and still lives in the area with his family.

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