O’Neil Britton, MD, chief health information officer at Partners HealthCare and executive director of Partners eCare, has been named chief medical officer and senior vice president of the MGH effective Sept. 15. Britton succeeds Britain Nicholson, MD, who was named senior vice president of Development last month following nearly 20 years as CMO.
“I’m delighted to be joining the MGH in this new role,” Britton says. “Having worked with so many talented, hardworking individuals at this institution over the years, I’ve seen firsthand the kind of spirit and camaraderie that drives its culture and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Britton has spent the past four years overseeing the implementation and launch of Partners eCare, the integrated, electronic health information system. He previously served in a number of leadership roles including chief medical officer and vice president of Professional Services and associate chief of medicine at Faulkner Hospital as well as associate director of the Office of Minority Career Development and professional standard officer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Board-certified in internal medicine, Britton has served as a hospitalist at both institutions for more than 15 years.
Britton moved to Brooklyn, New York, from Jamaica when he was 16 years old. He graduated from City College of New York and received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at BWH in 2000 and then joined its staff.
“O’Neil has proven himself time and again to be thoughtful, open-minded and fair, with a commitment to deliver exceptional care to patients and families,” says Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president. “I know I speak for the entire MGH community in welcoming him to this important leadership role.”
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