Southcoast Health announces new Chief Medical Officer of Surgical Services – New Bedford Guide



Dennis LaRock, MD, has accepted the position of chief medical officer of surgical services at Southcoast Health, officials announced this week.

In this role, Dr. LaRock will oversee the Brain and Spine Center’s surgical departments, otolaryngology departments, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, plastics, thoracic surgery, trauma and urology at Southcoast Health.

“Dr. LaRock brings extensive experience in managing private practice and a strong dedication to working in the South Coast region, including more than 24 years of clinical experience with Southcoast Health,” said Dr. Ray Kruger, president and CEO of Southcoast Health in an internal letter.

“Serving in various leadership positions throughout his tenure, Dr. LaRock has continually demonstrated an exceptional commitment to our patients, staff and community. With his leadership, I am confident that each of our surgical specialties, and the surgical care center as a whole, will be well positioned for growth and clinical advancement.

Dr. LaRock will remain clinically active with outpatient practices in Fairhaven and Fall River, and will continue to perform surgeries at Southcoast Hospital Group (SHG) facilities. In addition, Dr. LaRock will continue to co-manage the Southcoast Provider Group (SPG) urology practice with Dr. John Carroll.

“I am honored to accept this new position with Southcoast Health and continue to serve the South Coast region,” said Dr. LaRock, Chief Medical Officer of Surgical Services at Southcoast Health. “In this role, I am excited to continue working to advance Southcoast Health’s services in support of our mission to provide exceptional care, close to home, to all members of the community.”

Dr. LaRock is Board Certified in Adult and Pediatric Urology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology. He currently sees patients at Southcoast Health’s outpatient offices in Fairhaven and Fall River, performing surgical cases at SHG facilities.

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