Novant Health names new senior vice-president, medical affairs for Winston-Salem market

Lawrence R. Nycum, M.D. assumes role currently
held by Bruce Walley, M.D. on Jan. 1, 2015

"Novant Health has appointed Lawrence R. Nycum, M.D as senior vice-president, medical affairs for the Winston-Salem market. He was previously the medical director of Novant Health Oncology Specialists in Winston-Salem. Dr. Nycum will be responsible for all clinical activities and physician support at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center, Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center, Novant Health Medical Park Hospital and for all Novant Health ambulatory surgery facilities in the Winston-Salem market. He will assume the position currently held by Bruce Walley, M.D. who will be retiring January 1, 2015.

Dr. Nycum specializes in Gynecologic Oncology and received a BA in biology from Erskine College and an M.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Nycum resigned from active duty in the U.S. Air Force in 2002 with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

Dr. Walley practiced heart and lung surgery at Forsyth Medical Center from 1982 until 2010 when he became senior vice-president of medical affairs. Among his accomplishments Dr. Walley helped establish the cardiac surgery program at Forsyth Medical Center and oversaw the quality metrics for the medical staff and the credentialing of medical staff for the new Kernersville Medical Center and Clemmons Medical Center. 

About Novant Health
Novant Health is a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to our communities. The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,200 physicians and 26,000 employees who make healthcare remarkable at nearly 500 locations, including 14 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston–Salem, N.C., Novant Health is committed to making healthcare remarkable for patients and communities, serving more than four million patients annually. In 2013, Novant Health provided more than $566 million in community benefit including charity care and services. Novant Health is one of the top 25 integrated health systems in the United States and was named a top 50 “Best Places for Diverse & Women Managers to Work” by Diversity MBA Magazine.

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