Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville announced Dr. Marshall Hale as chief medical officer on Aug. 11.

A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Hale has worked at the hospital since 1983. Hale also serves as medical director for Memorial Physician Services-Jacksonville and has served on the board of directors for Passavant and Memorial Health System.

Hale replaces Dr. Charles Sheaff as CMO on Sept. 1. Sheaff will continue as medical director of Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine.