Riverview Health names new chief medical officer, replacing John Paris

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John Paris, MD

John Paris, MD

Eric Marcotte, MD

Eric Marcotte, MD

Riverview Health announced Jan. 4 that Eric Marcotte, MD has been named as the new chief medical officer of Riverview Health.

After more than 40 years practicing medicine, current CMO John Paris, MD, will retire from Riverview Health June 30.

A search committee comprised of medical staff leadership, Riverview Health board members and administrative personnel selected Marcotte for “his diverse skill set, thoughtful approach to problem solving, communication expertise and excellent clinical abilities.”

“After considering several qualified candidates, we’re confident in Dr. Marcotte’s talents and excited for what he will bring to the position,” Seth Warren, Riverview Health President and CEO, stated in a press release. “Dr. Paris will help transition Dr. Marcotte during the next few months to ensure a seamless changeover.”

Paris joined Riverview Health in 2000 as director of Cardiac Surgery. He helped start the open-heart surgery program at Riverview Health in 2002, which ended in 2015. Paris has served as CMO of Riverview Health since 2004.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities and challenges I’ve had here, and it has been an honor and a pleasure to serve three CEOs and the Board of Trustees,” Paris stated. “I thank my administrative colleagues, the medical staff and all the people who have worked so hard to support me. Without them, I could not have been successful. Dr. Marcotte will be an outstanding addition to the team. He is a fine physician and an equally fine gentleman. I wish him all the best in a difficult job.”

Marcotte is a board-certified family medicine physician at Sheridan Family Medicine, a part of Riverview Health Physicians. He will continue to see patients while also performing his duties in the role of CMO. A graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine, Marcotte has been on staff at Riverview Health since 2007 and has served on numerous committees. He lives in Westfield with his wife, Mary.

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