Riverside Medical Group names chairman
Dr. David Jones has been on board since 2010
The board of directors for Riverside Medical Group (RMG), the medical group for the Newport News-based Riverside Health System, announced Wednesday it has elected Dr. David Jones as the group’s new chairman. Jones will replace Dr. Robert Harding, who served for six terms, the maximum allowed under the group’s bylaws.
Jones, a board-certified physician in internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine, will lead the 600-member group of physicians and advanced practice providers across 132 Hampton Roads locations. The medical group serves more than 485,000 patients.
Jones joined RMG and its board in 2010 and since 1994 has been on staff at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, where he has served as intensive care unit director and medical affairs vice president. He also has served as the Eastern Shore Service line chief and as chief medical officer. Jones has also been an associate professor of medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine since 2003.
“Health care is a profession where every minute of every day, you have the opportunity and privilege to positively impact someone as part of your job,” Jones said in a statement. “As health care providers, we want to help people, and our profession gives us the vehicle to do just that.”
Jones earned his bachelor’s degree from Hampden-Sydney College and his medical degree from the U.Va. School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.