Dr. Norman Bettle, a board-certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist with Coastal Neurology, has been named chief of staff at Beaufort Memorial Hospital, replacing the outgoing Dr. Chad Tober.
A native of Germany and graduate of Humboldt University of Berlin, Dr. Bettle spent two years training in various medical and surgical positions in the United Kingdom before moving to the states to complete an internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center followed by a residency in Neurology and fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of California in San Diego. In 2004, he joined the Coastal Neurology group.
In his new position as chief of staff, Dr. Bettle will be responsible for enforcing and interpreting Beaufort Memorial’s bylaws, rules and regulations for the hospital’s physicians. He also will be the spokesman for the medical staff and represent their views and needs to the hospital board and CEO.
Working in cooperation with BMH department and committee chairs, Dr. Bettle will oversee the process of credentials review and continuing education and improvement activities for the medical staff. In addition, he will serve as an ex-officio member of the hospital board and interpret polices of the board for physicians.