Columbia Orthopaedic Group Elevates Andrew Lovewell To Chief Executive Officer

Columbia Orthopaedic Group Elevates Andrew Lovewell To Chief Executive Officer

Columbia Orthopaedic Group (COG) promotes Andrew Lovewell to Chief Executive Officer, a change that will continue COG's mission of superior patient care, innovation, and delivering award-winning healthcare in Missouri.
B. Bus Tarbox, MD

B. Bus Tarbox, MD - COG President

COLUMBIA, Missouri – COG promoted Andrew Lovewell to Chief Executive Officer after exemplary service as Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of The Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopaedic Group. This changing of the guard will position COG to continue delivering industry-leading care and innovation in Missouri.

"Andrew has earned the confidence of the physicians, staff, and patients with his leadership since he joined the COG team over three years ago," said Dr. Tarbox, President of COG. "There have been significant additions to the organization, including cutting-edge new technology, added physicians, and expanded services. We are all looking forward to how he will continue COG's commitment to delivering the best possible health outcomes for our patients."

Read Lovewell's interview with Healthcare Innovation about exciting technological healthcare advancements in patient engagement: Ambulatory Surgical Centers Adopt Digital Tools to Enhance Patient Engagement.

After more than two decades of service at COG, Gene Austin is moving on from his role as CEO to take on a new challenge. His contributions leave COG well-positioned for Lovewell to continue progressing the group forward with a passion for clinical skill, innovation, teamwork, wellness advocacy, and patient-centered care.

From high-performance athletes to seniors looking to restore function, all patients can expect Lovewell to keep COG focused on delivering award-winning care as he steps into this new leadership role.

Read the advice Lovewell shared when interviewed by Becker's Healthcare for his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic: Insights featured by Beckers from Andrew Lovewell.

Andrew Lovewell

About Andrew Lovewell

Andrew Lovewell, MHA, MSHI, FACHE is an innovative, results-driven healthcare leader with extensive experience in operations, finance, and management. He has a Master of Health Administration degree and a Master of Science in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics degree from The University of Missouri's School of Medicine in Columbia, MO. Lovewell has been innovating and improving patient opportunities as the administrator of the Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopaedic Group since 2018.