Dr. Paul Berg Named Chief Medical Officer of MyMichigan Health
MIDLAND, Mich. – Paul Berg, M.D., M.H.A., has been named chief medical officer of MyMichigan Health. In his new role, Dr. Berg will oversee administration for medical staff, graduate medical education, continuing medical education, clinical quality, patient safety, performance improvement and innovation, regulatory compliance, MyMichigan Medical Group, population health, as well as risk and claims. He succeeds Lydia Watson, M.D., C.P.E., who begins her appointment as president and CEO of the Midland-based health system effective Dec. 1, 2022.
“Dr. Berg has superior excellence in medicine and will be a tremendous resource as we continue to elevate standards of care,” said Dr. Watson. “He has a proven track record for physician leadership and has demonstrated his expertise in both clinical and quality operations, especially during the pandemic. Dr. Berg has a true gift in cultivating relationships with our health care providers which pours over into the quality care we provide our patients. We are so very fortunate to have him on our leadership team.”
Dr. Berg is a board-certified family physician who has been with MyMichigan since 2005 and has served as president of MyMichigan Medical Group since Feb. 2018. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing and completed his family practice residency at MyMichigan Medical Center Midland. He holds a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration and Leadership from Saginaw Valley State University. Dr. Berg is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Society for Hospital Risk Management and the Midland County Medical Society.
“I look forward to continue working with our teams to tackle the many challenges the health care system faces as we navigate the post-pandemic world,” Dr. Berg said. “I’m eager to take on that important work ahead and carry on the legacy Dr. Watson has established as the previous chief medical officer.”
Dr. Berg also intends to stay involved caring for patients. “I have been active as a hospitalist since March of this year on our Midland campus. I enjoy my work with direct patient care and want to continue with that moving forward,” he said.
When not at work, Dr. Berg enjoys spending time with his family wife Katrina, four children and one very energetic dog. He also enjoys outdoor activities including running, hunting, fishing and boating.
MyMichigan Health, a non-profit health system headquartered in Midland, Michigan, is a leader in providing award-winning, high-quality care to the 25-county region it serves. With Medical Centers in Alma, Alpena, Clare, Gladwin, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, Sault Ste. Marie and West Branch, MyMichigan also has affiliations with Medical Centers in St. Ignace and Mackinac Island. MyMichigan Health provides a full continuum of care across a wide array of settings, including urgent care centers, home health, virtual care, as well as medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine, pediatrics and more. MyMichigan Health demonstrates its commitment to the future of medicine by partnering with leading institutions to offer medical education programs that train medical students, physicians, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students, nursing students and other clinical experts for our region. Its more than 8,800 employees, volunteers, health care providers and other personnel work together to create healthy communities through solutions designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the 981,000 residents in the health system’s 25-county service area. In fiscal year 2021, MyMichigan Health provided more than $78 million in community benefits, as well as supported its patients and families with new equipment, services and programs with funds raised by the MyMichigan Health Foundation.