BHS Announces Medical Residency Training Program; Michael Fiorina, DO,
Named Vice President Medical Education
Butler Health System will develop a medical residency program at Butler
Memorial Hospital. Michael Fiorina, DO, has been named Vice President
of Medical Education. Dr. Fiorina will lead the medical residency program
creation and implementation for BHS.
It is anticipated that BHS will complete required regulatory and accreditation
requirements that will allow it to accept its first class of residents
in July 2023.
Dr. Fiorina said, “This is an amazing chance to bring physicians
into this community and build onto an already excellent health care system.
We have the opportunity to create a program that will sustain the well-being
of this community for generations to come. I am humbled and incredibly
excited for the future.”
“I have long felt that the presence of medical education, physician
training, and an educational milieu in general can do nothing but make
BHS a better organization”, said Ken DeFurio, BHS President &
CEO, “The challenge and rigor of physician training requires the
entire staff to perform at the highest level of excellence. Dr. Fiorina
will do an outstanding job leading this endeavor”.
In addition to formal medical education and training, Dr. Fiorina will
assure that BMH resident physicians reach out into the community, educating
people about the ways and means to keep themselves healthy. Dr. Fiorina
looks forward to instilling a proper sense of community responsibility,
training potentially hundreds of physicians to be intelligent, kind and
compassionate stewards of the community’s health. Butler Memorial
Hospital will become a teaching hospital for the first time in its 125
year history. Clarion Hospital, a BHS organization, has a residency program
in Family Medicine.
BHS Announces Medical Residency Training Program
Dr. Michael E. Fiorina is a board-certified Family Practice physician.
Born in Lower Burrell, PA, he attended Washington and Jefferson College
and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing
a residency in Family Medicine in Altoona, PA, Dr. Fiorina moved to Butler
in 1998. He has served the Butler community for over 23 years.
Dr. Fiorina served Butler Memorial Hospital as Chair of the Department
of Medicine and President of the Medical Staff. He was also a trustee
on the Board of Trustees of Butler Health System. He was recently appointment
to the faculty of the newly formed Duquesne University College of Osteopathic
Medicine. Fiorina resides in Center Township with his wife Kristen and
Michael Fiorina, DO