Published on December 03, 2021

Christopher Crome, M.D.

Vice President, Medical Staff Affairs, Genesis Health System

Areas of Responsibility:  Serves as serve as the physician and medical affairs leader for the health system. In collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer, the VPMA develops and implements strategic goals related to quality and safety improvement. Ensures that Genesis standards for medical practice are maintained through the ongoing development and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support quality care, patient safety, clinical quality improvement, medical staff development and physician engagement. His oversight includes medical leadership and GHS medical staff committees, the Care Coordination Program and physician advisors.

Bio:  Dr. Crome joined the executive team November 1, 2021, after serving as a family physician for Genesis Health Group since 2004. 

During his 17 years caring for patients in family practice, Dr. Crome held numerous administrative and leadership roles within Genesis. Most recently, he served as the GHG Physician Leadership Group Practice Lead. Other leadership positions he has held include President of the Genesis Health System Physician Hospital Executive Committee, Division Chair of the Genesis Health Group Executive Committee and Chair of the Genesis Health Group Finance Committee. He also chaired the GHG Family Practice Compensation Redesign Committee and the Genesis Health System Medical Staff By-Law Redesign Committee.

Dr. Crome holds bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa. He earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and is a graduate of the Genesis Quad Cities Family Medicine Residency Program. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has served on the inpatient faculty for the residency program. He also has been a University of Iowa Medical Student Preceptor and Clarke College Physician Assistant Preceptor.

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