VP of Process Improvement
Ron understands the issues that health care organizations face, with over 35 years experience in the health care field. He has been CEO of hospitals in Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Louisiana, New Mexico and Montana. In each of these, his leadership focused on engagement and improvement.
He completed his undergraduate degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Personnel Management at Arkansas State University. He received both a Masters in Healthcare Administration and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Missouri.
Ron has long held a passion for improving quality and the patient experience. He led St. Eugene Medical Center to become the first hospital in the state to receive the South Carolina Quality Award, based on the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Criteria.
With a strong commitment to his community, Ron has served on numerous boards including hospital associations in multiple states, Vice-Chair of the Governor’s Council on Workforce and Economic Development, Chair of the Oklahoma Healthcare Workforce Council, Chambers of Commerce, and numerous civic clubs. .
He has won several awards including Senior Executive Leadership Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Advocacy in Action Award from the American Hospital Association.
*FACHE (Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives)