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Michael Acarregui, MD, named chief medical officer for Providence Health & Services Alaska

Former children’s hospital executive director now responsible for superior patient outcomes at Providence facilities across Alaska

ANCHORAGE, AK -- Michael Acarregui, MD, has been named chief medical officer for Providence Health & Services Alaska. Dr. Acarregui previously served as executive director of The Children’s Hospital at Providence, where he was responsible for quality, safety and service excellence initiatives at the state’s only children’s hospital. In his new role as chief medical officer for PH&SA, Dr. Acarregui will be responsible for working to achieve superior patient outcomes at Providence facilities across Alaska.
“We are pleased to have Dr. Acarregui serve as chief medical officer for Providence Health & Services Alaska, and we look forward to the contributions he will make as part of our leadership team,” said Bruce Lamoureux, chief executive, PH&SA. “He brings a wealth of health care experience that will benefit Alaskans.”
Dr. Acarregui has more than 25 years of medical, academic and health care administration experience. He came to Providence in 2011 from the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. During his tenure at the University of Iowa, he led various statewide initiatives, including work in perinatal care and high-risk infant follow-up programs. For more than 10 years he served as medical director for Iowa’s Vermont-Oxford Neonatal Network collaborative.
He earned his medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University and trained in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Acarregui holds an Executive MBA from the University of Iowa. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in neonatal-perinatal medicine.
Dr. Acarregui’s clinical experience has earned him national and international recognition. He has published numerous works, has taught internationally and has received multiple awards, including making the Best Doctors in America List by Best Doctors Inc.
“Safe care of the highest quality is the expectation at Providence Health & Services Alaska. I am pleased to continue serving with the many health care professionals at Providence committed to excellence,” said Dr. Acarregui. “It will be a privilege to partner with our colleagues in the community to ensure optimal health outcomes for all Alaskans.”
Providence Health & Services Alaska is part of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities. For more information about Providence, visit:
 Providence Alaska Medical Center
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 Providence Seward Medical & Care Center
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