Frederick R. Bruch, Jr., MD Earns Physician Executive Certification
May 08, 2012
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) is pleased to announce that Frederick R. Bruch, Jr., MD, FACP, CPE has recently become certified in medical management by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management, a not-for-profit corporation chartered by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE). The ACPE is the nations largest organization of physicians in healthcare leadership. The Certifying Commission in Medical Management awarded Dr. Bruch the status of Certified Physician Executive (CPE) for educational achievements, demonstrated stature as a physician, and experience in the field of medical management.
The Certified Physician Executive designation indicates that a physician has achieved superior levels of professional excellence and management education, while also demonstrating effective knowledge and leadership skills. The Certifying Commission currently lists more than 1000 Certified Physician Executives.
Dr. Bruch is a general Internist/Hospitalist who joined Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene in 1991. He has served in various leadership capacities over this time and has been the Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine/Hospital Medicine since 2004. He is also the Compliance Officer, playing a leading role in ensuring that hospital and clinic personnel are aware of and take steps to comply with relevant policies and ethics. Dr. Bruch has been instrumental in developing and growing the CMC/DHK Hospitalist Program. He has also been a leader in Service Excellence and is one of two "Ambassadors for Excellence" at CMC/DHK.
Prior to joining CMC/DHK, Dr. Bruch worked as a General Internist at Oceana Urgent Care and Family Medicine, Virginia Beach, VA. He completed his MD and BS degrees in a combined six-year program at Union College, Schenectady, NY, and Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, and completed an Internal Medicine Internship at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD. He served his Internal Medicine Residency at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, VA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Wilderness Medical Society. Dr. Bruch also served as a United States Navy General Medical Officer at Guam Mariana Islands and in Norfolk, VA from 1984-1987.