PeaceHealth Names New Chief Medical Officer for Its Communities in the Northwest


Submitted by PeaceHealth

Lorna Gober, MD, has joined PeaceHealth’s Northwest network as chief medical officer.

As CMO, Dr. Gober will work closely with the PeaceHealth Northwest executive team as well as medical staff and medical group physician leadership. Dr. Gober will also be an important addition to the PeaceHealth senior physician leadership team made up of other PeaceHealth hospital and medical group CMOs.

Dr. Lorna Gober. Photo credit: Mark Turner

Dr. Gober most recently served as the Medical Director of Sound Physicians at PeaceHealth facilities in Bellingham, Sedro-Woolley and Vancouver, an expanded leadership role within Sound after leading the hospitalists at PeaceHealth St. Joseph.  Prior to Sound, Dr. Gober was with Family Care Network in Bellingham for more than a decade, during which time she held a variety of executive leadership roles. Earlier in her career, Dr. Gober worked at Western Washington University Student Health Center, and briefly as a fill-in physician at Sea Mar Community Health Clinic and Nooksack Tribal Health.

“Dr. Gober’s well-rounded experience makes her ideally suited for the CMO role,” says Charles Prosper, chief executive of PeaceHealth’s Northwest network. “We believe that she will be an excellent leadership partner and mentor.”

Dr. Gober received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon Honors College, where she graduated magna cum laude. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Washington and completed her residency training at the Tacoma Family Medicine Residency Program.

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