Pipeline Health has hired cardiothoracic surgeon and healthcare executive Dr. Robert Frank as chief medical officer for the Pipeline Health System. Frank will focus on building a strategy to improve quality of care across the Pipeline system’s seven hospitals.

“Bob has dedicated much of his career to serving communities facing the same challenges that our communities face,” Pipeline CEO Andrei Soran said in a statement. “He advocates for connecting with our communities, engaging faith-based organizations and community leaders to address local health care needs.”