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Trident Health Names New Emergency Medicine Director

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dr. Karen Kriza

North Charleston, S.C./ September 24, 2012 – Dr. Karen Kriza has been named Emergency Medicine Director at Trident Health. Dr. Kriza has been a member of Trident Emergency Physicians since 2001. She received her medical degree from Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed her residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Baird Oldfield has retired after holding the position of Trident Health Emergency Medicine Director for 19 years; he has served the Charleston area since 1982. Dr. Oldfield received his medical degree from University of Oklahoma Medical School and completed his residency at the Naval Hospital in Charleston.



Trident Health is an HCA health system comprised of two acute care hospitals – Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center – as well as Moncks Corner Medical Center. The Joint Commission recently named Trident Health to their list of the nation’s top hospitals for quality and safety for the second year in a row. In 2011, Trident Health provided almost $45 million in charity and uncompensated care and contributed $38 million in taxes. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Trident Health is committed to providing quality health services along with wellness information and opportunities to the communities it serves. For more information about Trident Health, please visit our website at www.tridenthealthsystem.com or call 843.797.7000.

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