Livingston Regional Hospital announces new CEO
â€śI am excited to announce that Michael J. Meadows has
accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of Livingston Regional Hospital. He will continue the tradition of strong leadership,â€ť said Larry Mason, MD, Chairman of the Livingston Regional Hospital Board of Directors. The Board of Directors made their announcement stating that Meadows will assume his duties January 5, 2009. Meadows brings a strong background in healthcare leadership to his role as CEO having served both as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and as Director and Administrative Director of Laboratory Services in mid-size to large hospital organizations. He has demonstrated a strong focus on building teams, fostering strong physician relations, and creating ties to the community. Most recently he served as the Chief Executive Officer at Starke Memorial Hospital, a 47 bed acute care hospital located in Northwestern Indiana. Prior to becoming a CEO, Meadows served as the Chief Operating Officer for three years at Logan Regional Medical Center in West Virginia. Prior to his career in healthcare management, Meadows served for 13 years in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman First Class. He worked as a Clinical Supervisor, Total Quality Management instructor, and in Pathology and Laboratory Departments. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from the University of the State of New York, and Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration from Marshall University Graduate College. He is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. â€śI am excited about the possibilities that await me at Livingston Regional,â€ť said Meadows. â€śMy family and I are looking forward to our move to Livingston and making our home in Overton County. I look forward to working with the physicians, hospital staff and members of the community,â€ť continued Meadows. â€śWe, at LifePoint, are very excited to have Mike, a known successful CEO, from within our ranks take this promotion to Livingston. He is an ideal fit for the community with his family commitment and desire to be a strong part of the community,â€ť commented Michael Clark, American Division President for LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. â€śHe is very well liked by the physicians that he has supported in his previous rolls and is known as a dedicated leader and team player to the hospital staff and management. We look forward to supporting Mike in this new endeavor for a long time to come.â€ť Meadows is married with five children. He enjoys golf and outdoor activities in his spare time. He is an unwavering fan of the Marshall University Thundering Herd and WVU Mountaineers. Livingston Regional Hospital, a 114-bed acute care facility located in Livingston, Overton County, has served this community and its citizens since 1976.