Danville Regional Medical Center Dedicates and Names The Michael A. Moore, MD, Clinical Education Center
February 21, 2013
Officials at Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) recently announced the dedication and naming of the new Michael A. Moore, MD, Clinical Education Center, formerly the hospital’s “H” (West Area) Building.
“The contributions Dr. Moore has made to our Graduate and Continuing Medical Education programs, our patients, hospital and community are tremendous,” said Eric Deaton, DRMC Chief Executive Officer. “In renaming this building we honor Dr. Moore’s leadership and his vision; we honor his commitment to providing the highest level of graduate and continuing medical education available.”
Dr. Michael A. Moore, FACP, FAHA, FASH, an internist/nephrologist who has specialized in hypertension management and developing preventive cardiovascular health programs, has been a member of the DRMC Medical Staff since 1979. He was also a nephrologist at the Danville Urologic Clinic (now Southside Urology and Nephrology) for 21 years.
In 2008, Dr. Moore was asked to develop an osteopathic medical residency program at DRMC. Working with hospital administration, Dr. Gary Miller and the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, three DRMC residency programs (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and a Traditional Rotating Internship) were developed and were approved by the American Osteopathic Association in 2009. In 2011, the Internal Medicine Residency, which Dr. Moore currently directs, was accredited for five years.
“Dr. Moore challenged us beyond our position as a regional healthcare provider,” said Dr. Saria Saccocio, DRMC Chief Medical Officer. “Danville Regional is now very proud to be a regional teaching hospital, training physicians to deliver compassionate, high quality patient care; encouraging them to achieve academic and clinical excellence while being good stewards of available healthcare resources. What we’ve been able to accomplish is a direct result of Dr. Moore’s work.”
Dr. Moore grew up in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Medical Degree (MD) from the University of North Carolina, he went on to complete his Internal Medicine and Nephrology training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Moore has been a member of the faculty at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine since 1976. He is a Clinical Professor of Surgical Sciences as a member of the Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center. In addition, he is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a nationally recognized teacher on cardiovascular topics and physician communication skills.
Dr. Moore also served in the United States Air Force and was a nephrologist and Internal Medicine Residency Faculty member at the Keesler Air Force Medical Center. He has had an active role in the American Heart Association (AHA), serving as the President of the Virginia Chapter and representing the AHA on the National High Blood Pressure Educational Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Moore is married to Janet Middleton Moore. They have two children, David Moore (Harrisburg, PA) and Dr. Allan Moore (1977-2008); and one five year old granddaughter, Grace Helen Moore.
A formal dedication and naming will take place on Thursday, February 21, 5:00 pm in the DRMC Large Dining Room.
The Michael A. Moore, MD, Clinical Education Center consists of 5 floors and 38,000 square feet of space.