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Charles A. Krivenko, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer Clinical Services and Chief Patient Safety Officer

Dr. Krivenko has responsibility for maintaining and improving quality and safety in core clinical processes at LMHS. He also has responsibility for oversight of care management, clinical decision support, infection control, disease management programs and Medical Staff Services.

Leadership Responsibilities
He is responsible for hospital-based physician groups that include Pathology, Anesthesiology, Neurosurgery, Emergency Care and Trauma Surgery.

Dr. Krivenko is also the Chief Safety Officer of the organization.

Dr. Krivenko has responsibility for overseeing operations and performance improvement services to the System, spiritual services to patients of the System and coordination of System activities to meet various accreditation standards of regulatory bodies.

Professional Experience
Dr. Krivenko joined the System in 1998 after serving as Vice President of System Clinical Services for the Promina Gwinnett Health System in Atlanta, Georgia since 1995. Prior to joining Gwinnett, from 1992 to 1995, he was Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Wyoming Valley Health System in Kingston, Pennsylvania.

He served as an Assistant Professor at Wilkes-Hahnemann Medical School and was on the teaching faculty of the Wyoming Valley Family Practice Residency program.

Dr. Krivenko practiced Family Medicine in Dallas, Pennsylvania for 17 years.

Dr. Krivenko received both a master's degree in Health Service Administration and a bachelor's degree from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He earned his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Board Certification
Dr. Krivenko is board certified and re-certified in Family Practice.

Memberships/Community Involvement
Dr. Krivenko is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and is presently a Healthcare Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. He is a member of the VHA, Inc. National Physician Leadership Council and the American College of Physician Executives.

updated 9/23/2009

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Charles A. Krivenko, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer Clinical Services and Chief Patient Safety Officer

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