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Springs Memorial Hospital will have a new chief executive office starting Jan. 3.
Tom McDougal, who has more than 14 years of health-care management experience, has been named to the post. Most recently, McDougal served as CEO at Parkway Medical Center in Decatur, Ala., for five years.
While there, McDougal founded the first accredited chest pain center in Alabama and brought orthopedic, bariatric and plastic surgery services to the hospital. He also established a sleep disorder center and brought in advanced technologies, such as the first 64 Slice CT in Morgan County.
While enhancing medical staff relations at the Alabama hospital, he recruited specialists in cardiology, orthopedics, urology, obstetricics and gynecology, rheumatology, pain management, emergency medicine and primary care. McDougal also worked closely with employees to achieve clinical excellence and outstanding customer service.
"We are pleased to have Tom joining our hospital," said Janice Dabney, interim chief executive officer. "He is an enthusiastic and accomplished leader and is a perfect fit for our hospital and community."
McDougal has also served in administrative positions for L.V. Stabler in Greenville Ala., and with multiple hospitals in the former Baptist Healthcare System of South Carolina, which is now Palmetto Health Alliance.
He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Samford University and received master's degrees in health administration and business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
"Tom is a seasoned health-care administrator and a dynamic leader, and we are fortunate to have him," said board chairman Charlie Bundy. "He brings an excellent balance of professional knowledge and people skill to the position, which will help our hospital continue to excel and meet the growing needs of our community."
"I am grateful for the opportunity to join the dedicated employees and medical staff at Springs Memorial Hospital," McDougal said. "I look forward to building on the solid foundation they have created and playing a part in our many future successes."
McDougal and his wife, Wendy, have two children.
McDougal replaces Angela Marchi as Spring Memorial Hospital's CEO.
Marchi left Lancaster in late November to accept a promotion from Community Health Systems, Springs Memorial's owners.
She is now heads up a 369-bed hospital in Easton, Pa.