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CMH announces medical director of emergency services

Citizens Memorial Hospital announces the appointment of Keith J. Butvilas, D.O., FAAEM, to the medical staff as medical director of emergency services. He will join the CMH Emergency Department medical staff Dec. 1.

Dr. Butvilas has more than 20 years of extensive emergency medicine and leadership experience. Before joining CMH, Dr. Butvilas most recently was an attending physician in emergency medicine at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, MercyOne Siouxland, Sioux City, Iowa, and MercyOne Waterloo (formerly Covenant Medical Center), Waterloo, Iowa.

His previous experience also includes three years as a chief medical officer, six years as an emergency department medical director and director of a community paramedicine program.

Dr. Butvilas earned his medical degree and completed a residency in emergency medicine at Midwestern University of Chicago, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is certified in emergency medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Butvilas is a member of the National Association of EMS Medical Directors.

As medical director, Dr. Butvilas will provide administrative leadership and clinical direction of the emergency department, EMS and stroke services. CMH is located in Bolivar and is a Level III Trauma Center, Level II STEMI Center and Level III Stroke Center.

For more information about the CMH Emergency Department, call 417-326-6000.

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