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March 17, 2023

Mary Bridge



Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Network appointed Vanessa Carroll to chief medical officer of its hospital, and the promoted Barbara Thompson to chief medical officer of its health network. Carroll brings almost two decades of pediatric hospital medicine and leadership experience from both academic and community-based health care systems. She comes to Mary Bridge Children's from Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene, where she held various positions, including medical director of pediatrics, hospital physician informaticist, and clinical division director of hospital, surgical and neurosciences. Carroll is board certified in pediatrics and earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. She is also a clinical associate professor for the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. In January 2023, Mary Bridge Children's promoted Thompson to CMO of its health network, which includes pediatric outpatient services, specialty and subspecialty clinics, as well as Mary Bridge Children's urgent care, primary care and affiliate clinics. Thompson is a pediatric endocrinologist and has led Mary Bridge Children's pediatric endocrinology clinic for more than 15 years. She has served as medical director for Mary Bridge Children's pediatric endocrinology clinic since 2008. She's also an active member of the Mary Bridge Children's medical executive committee and was chief of staff until 2021. Thompson is board certified in pediatric endocrinology and earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. In addition to their CMO responsibilities, Carroll and Thompson will continue their clinical roles and see pediatric patients.

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