Published on October 24, 2018

Meet the new Vice President for Medical Affairs

Find out why he thinks Nazareth Hospital is so special

Ed O'DellLast year Nazareth Hospital had what Edward O’Dell, DO, calls “a phenomenal year.”

The nonprofit hospital was profitable. And that allowed it to indulge in things like upgrading equipment and providing care for more people on limited incomes.

“That’s what makes it fun, when you can do that,” says Dr. O’Dell, the hospital’s new Vice President for Medical Affairs. “When people without means can get the same quality, high-tech care that anyone else can get, that makes what we do for the community especially rewarding.”

Dr. O’Dell took the job with the goal of continuing that work.

“My background is in hospital medicine and outpatient ambulatory medicine,” he explains. “Working within hospital administration gives me the opportunity to help ensure that people have access to high-quality, patient-centered care. I can help a much broader group of patients through positive clinical initiatives in the hospital setting.”

Dr. O’Dell is married, with four grown children, and he is a recent grandfather. (“I still can’t believe I’m saying that. It still sounds weird.”) He’s active in sports such as running and lifting weights. And he enjoys following his sons through their college sports careers.