Trident Health Systems announced Tuesday it has named Lee Biggs the new chief medical officer (CMO) to oversee its staff of 400-plus physicians across four hospital facilities.

Trident Health is a 437-bed hospital system that includes Trident Medical Center, Summerville Medical Center, Moncks Corner Medical Center and Centre Pointe Emergency.

Biggs joins Trident Health during a key period of service expansion, increasing patient acuity, building expansion and the development of new graduate medical educational programs.

In his CMO role, the seasoned medical leader will head Trident Health’s clinical improvement efforts collaborating with the health system’s physicians, Board of Trustees, medical directors and staff.

Prior to joining Trident Health, Biggs served as CMO of HCA Healthcare’s 334-bed Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

A retired U.S. Navy captain, Biggs has also served in a number of clinical and leadership roles around the world, including chief clinical officer, chief of staff and chief of surgery at Naval hospitals in Naples, Italy, Guam, Virginia, Afghanistan and South Carolina’s Naval Hospital Beaufort.

Biggs is an Asheville, North Carolina native who earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

He holds a Master’s in Public Health from George Washington University and completed his residency in OB/GYN at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia.

Biggs boast board certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a fellowship with the Joint Commission and a the title of Certified Physician Executive with the American College of Physician Executives.