Hospital names Dr. Frankenstein chief medical officer

The Santa Clarity Valley Signal reports:

Community: Newhall Memorial Names Dr. Richard S. Frankenstein as interim chief medical officer

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital has hired a new interim, part-time chief medical officer, a board-certified physician in the areas of pulmonology and internal medicine with a track record for evaluating hospital standards at the national level….

The new CMO’s name is Dr. Richard S. Frankenstein [pictured here], pronounced Franken-STEEN — unlike the monster-building doctor in Mary Shelley’s classic story….

Frankenstein began work Monday as the hospital’s chief medical officer and is expected to continue working part time in that capacity until a permanent full-time CMO is chosen, said hospital spokeswoman Andie Bogden.

(Thanks to investigator Scott Langill for bringing this to our attention.)

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  • Monicamsw

    In a vaguely related item: I was listening to NPR yesterday, about NASA’s plans for a Mercury landing or some such activity, and the Science Reporter speaking was… Miles O’Brian. Yep — MILES O’BRIAN. Nope –can’t make this stuff up! Beam me up, Miles. Of course, that can’t beat your article here with the aforementioned “It’s pronounced ‘Fronkenschteen’” (thank you, Gene Wilder)
    :) Monica