Local hospital names new CEO

Local hospital names new CEO
Local hospital names new CEO

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Volunteer Community Hospital this week announces the appointment of Clyde Wood as chief executive officer. Wood replaces Dale Humphrey, who has served as interim CEO since Oct.11, 2010. 

“Volunteer Community Hospital’s dedicated employees and medical staff play a critical role in the communities they serve,” Wood says. “I am eager to build on their accomplishments to help bring future successes, and I look forward to being an integral part of the community.”

Wood holds a master of health administration degree from Missouri State University and a master of science in physical therapy from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Most recently, Wood held the position of CEO at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center, a 116-bed hospital in Kennett, Mo. His outstanding accomplishments there include an increase in patient satisfaction by more than 20 percent as well as 98 percent compliance for “core measures,” the government’s defined quality of care measures. 

Wood also served as chief operating officer at 423-bed Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. 

There his responsibilities included daily operations of rural health and specialty clinics, physician recruitment and retention, oversight of building projects and service line development. A former member of the U.S. Army Reserves, Wood received the Army Achievement Medal as a graduate of the Primary Leadership Development Course.

“Clyde brings a depth of experience that we are excited to have found,” says Nick Dunagan, chairman of the hospital’s board of trustees.

“His background shows an ability to manage health care with a focus on quality and satisfaction while also maintaining the necessary development and financial strategies required in today’s health care environment.”

Volunteer Community Hospital is a 100-bed facility with more than 300 employees. Specialties represented by medical staff at the facility include anesthesiology, cardiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, gynecology, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, obstetrics, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pathology, pediatrics, pulmonology, radiology and surgery. 

The facility offers 24-hour emergency care, cardiac diagnostic technology, a clinical laboratory, critical care, a diabetes self-management program, dialysis, endoscopy, industrial drug screening, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy, imaging, maternity services, surgical services, occupational health, radiology, respiratory care, same-day surgery, a wellness center and more. 

For more information, visit. www.volunteercommunityhospital.com.

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