TMH hires Andrew Daniels as CEO |

TMH hires Andrew Daniels as CEO

Bassam Kawwass, TMH clinic administrator, updates The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees during staff reports at the monthly board meeting.
Sasha Nelson

— It has been nearly 30 years since The Memorial Hospital directly hired a CEO, but that changed Friday when Andrew Daniels accepted the position offered to him Thursday night by the hospital Board of Trustees.

Andrew Daniels accepted the position offered to him Thursday night by the hospital Board of Trustees. By accepting the offer he becomes the first CEO hired by the board since 1987.

The contract with Quorum Health Corporation, that has provided management to the hospital, ends Aug. 31. Daniels and his family will relocate to the area. He will start Aug. 22.

“I am so pleased to be selected to serve both the hospital and community. I felt a very strong attraction to TMH because of the employees, engaged physicians, the organization’s focus on putting patients first, strong cultural values and solid board leadership,” Daniels said in a news release issued by Jennifer Riley, TMH chief of marketing.

Daniels has a master’s degree in health care administration from Ohio University and a master’s degree in project management from DeVry-Keller Graduate School. He was the vice president and chief operating officer at Avita Health System in Galion, Ohio, and vice president of non-clinical operations and information systems at Galion Community Hospital from 2006 to 2016.

“We are all in agreement that he will make a great CEO,” TMH Board Chair Forrest Luke said during the board’s monthly meeting Thursday night.

“In addition to his impressive leadership skills and vast knowledge and experience in the health care field, he has a warm and engaging personality that will be well received by TMH and local residents,” Luke stated in the news release.

The board also received monthly updates from medical and hospital staff and approved equipment expenditures. As a result, the hospital will soon have a new lease for a new coagulation instrument for the lab; card access upgrades and a new Hana Fracture Table for Orthopedic Procedures after the board approved these expenditures.

Annette Saylor, surgical services director and interim chief of nursing operations, showed the old fracture table to the board to demonstrate why an upgrade was needed.

The next Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Sept. 1. at the hospital.

Contact Sasha Nelson at 970-875-1794 or or follow her on Twitter @CDP_Education.

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