Tallahassee, FL — Capital Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Trey M. Blake, III, MD, MHA, to the position of Chief Medical Officer of Capital Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Blake joins Capital Regional Medical Center with more than 15 years of clinical leadership experience. He served as the Medical Director of the Clinical Decision Unit at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia - a 393-bed acute care regional referral center. Dr. Blake was also the Medical Director of the Hospitalist program at St. Mary's with additional medical staff leadership appointments on the Medical Executive Committee. Dr. Blake has led collaborative efforts across medical staff departments with demonstrable improvements in patient safety, quality and clinician engagement.

Dr. Blake obtained his Doctor of Medicine from West Virginia University, Master of Healthcare Administration from Ohio University, and Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Science from West Virginia University. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

"Dr. Blake's devotion to exceptional patient care, combined with his extensive physician leadership experience and operational expertise, are crucial to Capital Regional as we continue to meet the community's healthcare needs," says Alan Keesee, Chief Executive Officer. "Working collaboratively with the esteemed Capital Regional Medical Center medical staff and clinical teams, Dr. Blake will continue to elevate the patient experience, while delivering the high-quality, compassionate healthcare that has become a staple of this hospital."

Dr. Blake and his wife Ashlee, an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, look forward to becoming part of the Big Bend Community.