Chief psychiatrist named president of Newport Hospital medical staff

February 26, 2020

Heather Hall, M.D., medical director and chief of psychiatry at Newport Hospital, has been named president of the medical staff of the hospital.

Medical staff leadership is represented by the Medical Executive Committee, which is comprised of active medical staff and associate medical staff from the community. The committee plays a critical role in offering input into hospital operations and credentialing of medical providers for hospital privileges.

“Having been at Newport Hospital for 12 years, I feel very invested in the hospital and the community,” said Hall, a Portsmouth resident.

She is the first psychiatrist and first woman to lead the Medical Executive Committee in recent memory.

“Women continue to make strides toward equality in the medical field – like so many others – and representation at the top of the organization is a piece of that,” she said. “There are many women in leadership roles at Newport Hospital and I’m proud to work alongside them for the benefit of the hospital and the community.”

Her first full medical staff meeting as president will be February 27.

Hall is a graduate of the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine. She completed her residency at New York University Medical Center. 

Richard Salit

Senior Public Relations Officer
The Miriam Hospital, Newport Hospital, Gateway Healthcare