North Country welcomes new chief financial officer, osteopathic surgeon

Kyle Kovacevich
Omar El-Ghazzawy

North Country Hospital in Newport has named Kyle Kovacevich as chief financial officer and welcomed Dr. Omar El-Ghazzawy to its general surgery practice.

Kovacevich joins North Country from Black River Memorial Hospital in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, where he served as chief financial officer and risk officer. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Texas A&M University, a bachelor's in accounting from Western Governors University and a finance MBA from the University of North Texas.

El-Ghazzawy is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal and earned his medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences' College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Cleveland Clinic's South Pointe Hospital in July before joining Drs. Matthew Kelley, Mark Crane and Larry Sisson this fall at North Country Surgical Associates.