Logansport Memorial names new Chief Medical Officer

Last Updated on July 16, 2021 by Logansport Memorial Hospital

Dr. Todd Weinstein

Logansport Memorial is pleased to announce the transition of Dr. Todd Weinstein, from general surgeon to Chief Medical Officer, effective September 1, 2021.

Dr. Weinstein graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine with his medical degree in 1986. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis in1991and then began his career in Logansport at the former Logansport Surgical Associates office, with Dr. Fred Hillis and Dr. Gary Miller. In 2012, the Logansport Surgical Associates office joined the Logansport Memorial Physician Network, and Dr. Weinstein has continued serving Logansport and Cass County patients alongside his colleagues with high-quality general surgical care.

Dr. Weinstein is board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and a member of the Indiana State Medical Association. He has also served as the Logansport Memorial Chief of Medical Staff in 1995and 2017, and as a member of the Logansport Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees from January 199 8to December 2013. During his tenure as a Trustee, Dr. Weinstein served as Chairman of the Board for two separate two-year terms.

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Weinstein will provide his expertise and physician perspective to help Logansport Memorial Hospital (LMH) continue to provide the highest quality of care possible for our patients. He will specifically be working to increase and optimize communication between our medical staff members and other departments throughout the hospital, so that multidisciplinary care teams can work together in the same direction and toward the same goals for exceptional patient care. He will be an additional resource for the physicians and providers on our medical staff, to listen to them and work on addressing any issues, barriers, or obstacles they are currently facing.

Logansport Memorial President and CEO Perry Gay commented, “I am confident that Dr. Weinstein’s knowledge of our hospital and our culture of patient care will help him make a smooth transition into this new role. Although we know he will be missed as a general surgeon by our staff and our patients, I am very excited about the meaningful work he will continue to do throughout our hospital and our community as Chief Medical Officer. This is a role that was held many years ago by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Charles Montgomery, and was not filled after his retirement. Finding the right fit for this position, with a physician who has the years of experience and the knowledge of our hospital and community, is not a quick and easy thing. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Weinstein serving in this new role and serving all of our patients in this new way.”

As he moves into the role of Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Weinstein will be stepping back from his clinical duties and patient care as a general surgeon, and having a more limited clinical role as Medical Director of the Wound Care Center and the newly built Breast Care Center. He will see patients as needed in those two locations, and will perform procedures as appropriate for those patients. Additionally, he will operate with our other general surgeons in cases where a team approach would be of benefit. The rest of his time will be focused on his new administrative duties.

“Logansport Memorial Hospital and the Logansport community have been a wonderful place for me to enjoy a fulfilling career and raise a family,” comments Dr. Weinstein. “My wife Roberta and I have always felt fortunate to be here in Logansport, and we have truly made it our home. One of the most rewarding aspects of my career in practicing medicine has been to know and interact with my patients on a personal level. Seeing them out in the community, at the grocery store or at a high school ballgame, and hearing about how the care I was able to give them made a difference in their life is why I’ve always loved what I do.”

“Being in Logansport and at Logansport Memorial Hospital has given me that opportunity to provide the personalized care that is important to me, and I don’t believe I would have been able to offer the same level of care in a larger city or a larger hospital setting.”

Dr. Weinstein went on to say, “As I move into this new role and focus on more administrative responsibilities, I now feel fortunate to have the opportunity to impact patient care for every patient throughout the hospital. Working closely with my fellow physicians and providers to implement ideas for change and optimize what we already do well is exciting for me. I will still be dedicated to the healthcare of LMH patients,and still be committed to the community as Roberta and I have always been. I look forward to this next chapter of my career right here in Logansport.”

With Dr. Weinstein’s transition to the role of Chief Medical Officer, plans are in place for sustaining Logansport Memorial’s General Surgery services for patients across north central Indiana. The successful recruitment of general surgeon Dr. Michael Thorpe will allow Logansport Memorial to continue providing exceptional general surgical care to the patients we serve. Dr. Thorpe will join general surgeon Dr. Michael Lalla and together, they will provide for the needs of the surgical patients we serve. More information about Dr. Thorpe will be forthcoming when he officially arrives at LMH in August.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Memorial Hospital