Scott C. Rissmiller, MD

Scott C. Rissmiller, MD, is executive vice president and chief physician executive for Atrium Health, one of the most comprehensive and highly integrated not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation. As a member of the executive leadership team, Dr. Rissmiller is responsible for the management and direction of medical education and research, service line and care divisions, as well as the system’s medical group, including more than 3,000 physicians and providers across more than 600 locations.

He has been a part of the Atrium Health family since 1997 and has excelled in many different leadership roles during his career, including establishing Carolinas Hospitalist Group and elevating the team’s work as a nationally leading hospitalist service, advancing the Adult Acute Care Division and, most recently, leading numerous key initiatives as Deputy Chief Physician Executive.

Dr. Rissmiller has a proven track record of building collaborative teams and delivering results. For example, he has been instrumental in supporting our Primary Care Division, which is foundational to Atrium Health’s clinical excellence. Serving more than 1.2 million patients, the Division continues to achieve greater than top-quartile scores compared to national benchmarks for both quality and patient experience.

In 2009, Dr. Rissmiller was named as one of the American College of Physicians’ “Top Hospitalists.” He serves on several committees with the Society of Hospital Medicine, including chairing the Multi-Site Hospitalist Leader Committee. In 2013, he was a co-author of “The Key Principles and Characteristics of an Effective Hospital Medicine Group: An Assessment Guide for Hospitals and Hospitalists.”

Dr. Rissmiller earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia.

Posted April 2020

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