Kilgore named CEO Charleston Ear, Nose & Throat
Craig M. Kilgore, CMPE, has been selected as Chief Executive Officer of Charleston Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, the largest independent otolaryngology and audiology group in South Carolina. He will lead operations and strategic development for the rapidly expanding medical practice which enters 2013 with 13 board-certified physicians, nine audiologists and more than 120 employees in 10 locations throughout the Lowcountry.
Kilgore is a Certified Medical Practice Executive and cum laude graduate in Business from East Tennessee State University. He brings 20 years of senior executive experience in finance, administration, IT and strategic planning, most recently as president of Foundation Health Partners, Kingsport, TN, and previously as Chief Administrative Officer for Holston Medical Group, a multi-specialty physicians practice which grew to over 150 physicians during his leadership.
In December, Charleston ENT will open its ninth patient center next to the Roper /St. Francis campus on Henry Tecklenburg Blvd. in West Ashley. Kilgore said the former Savage Road location, which houses Charleston Surgery Center, is being converted and expanded to an all-ambulatory surgery center. When completed next year, it will host four nationally-accredited surgery suites, plus pre-and post-operative patient care facilities.