Two local physicians join Salem Health Board of Trustees

Mar 12, 2014

Emergency physician Rob Kelly and radiation oncologist Nancy Reyes-Molyneux have joined the Salem Health Board of Trustees.

“Dr. Kelly and Dr. Reyes-Molyneux are not only great doctors but they are both strong leaders who will represent the community of physicians in the area working to provide excellent health care,” said Alan Costic, Salem Health board chair. “Their varied experience will enrich the work of the board.”

Dr. Nancy Reyes-Molyneux is a radiologist with Radiation Therapy Consultants, PC. Radiation Therapy Consultants provides radiation therapy at Salem Hospital and Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology.

Reyes-Molyneux received her medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, with residencies in radiation oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York and in radiation medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. In addition to clinical practice, Reyes-Molyneux was an assistant director and professor at the Loma Linda Department of Radiation Medicine.

Among her current leadership roles at Salem Health, she is the Section Chief for Radiation Oncology, Co-chair of the Genitourinary Tumor Site Committee, and the Clinical Site Director for Radiation Oncology with Salem Cancer Institute. She has participated in the Salem Health Physician Leadership Institute and is a member of the Oncology Peer Review Committee. Reyes-Molyneux is also a member the Salem Health Quality Operations Committee, which provides oversight and support for physician-led, patient-centered, data-driven projects.

“We were looking for people who have unique perspectives from the medical community and Dr. Reyes-Molyneux fits the bill,” said Costic. “Her leadership in cancer at Salem Cancer Institute, and its connection with OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, is an asset to us.”

“As a longtime member of the Salem community, a practicing Radiation Oncologist, and Clinical Site Director with Salem Cancer Institute, I feel honored and excited to join the board as it navigates the dynamic health care landscape,” said Reyes-Molyneux.

Dr. Rob Kelly is an emergency physician and is a partner in active practice with Salem Emergency Physician Services, PC. Raised in Salem, and a graduate of Sprague High School, Kelly got his medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University and completed a residency in emergency medicine at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Florida. He is board certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Kelly has served as President and CEO of Salem Emergency Physician Services (SEPS) since 2007. In that role he directs the business and legal aspects of SEPS, which includes 33 full-time board-certified emergency physicians. Salem Hospital’s emergency department is the busiest between Seattle and San Francisco with an annual patient volume of 95,000 patients.

Kelly is actively involved in leadership development at Salem Health, serving on the steering committee of the Physician Leadership Institute, where he helped design the curriculum and participates in ongoing course evaluation and improvement activities. The Physician Leadership Institute brings together Salem Health providers and staff to understand the imperative to improve quality and reduce waste, then through a series of classes and hands-on projects, teaches participants how to lead and manage change to deliver clinical excellence and improve safety.

“Dr. Kelly is a life-long Salem resident and committed to the community,” said Costic. “He works in the main gateway to our institution and with that comes a broad perspective of the needs in our medical community.”

“I am honored to join the Salem Health Board of Trustees. As a practicing physician, I can add valuable clinical expertise and perspective to the board in shaping the future of health care in the region,” said Kelly. “I will work hard to advance the board’s vision of delivering the best healthcare anywhere in terms of quality, patient experience and employee/physician satisfaction. Salem is a wonderful community I am very proud to be a part of, and I am fortunate for the opportunities it has provided.”

Retiring from the Board is Dr. David Elmgren, an urologist who joined the board in 1996. “We will miss David. He has served our community well,” said Costic.

All members of the Salem Health Board of Trustees are volunteers and serve three-year terms. The board provides overall policy setting for the health system, and is ultimately responsible for the quality of care and the financial well-being of the organization. The Salem Health board of trustees appoints members from a variety of backgrounds to ensure a broad representation of experience and skills.

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