Memorial Medical Center Selects Jason Douglas as President and CEO

Memorial Medical Center, a 25-bed critical access facility serving northwestern Wisconsin, recently named Jason Douglas as President and Chief Executive Officer following a search conducted MSA Executive Search.

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“MSA felt a great deal of responsibility to REI and MMC and the communities they serve when presenting candidates who best aligned with this executive opportunity.”

Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) June 17, 2013

MSA Executive Search, an INTEGRATED company, dedicated exclusively to healthcare executive search, announced today that Jason Douglas was selected as President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Medical Center (MMC) in Ashland, Wisconsin, following a nation-wide search. As part of a dual leadership role, Mr. Douglas will also serve as President and CEO of Regional Enterprises, Inc. (REI), the umbrella organization for both MMC and Hayward Area Memorial Hospital (HAMH). Douglas is expected to start mid-August and will succeed Dan Hymans, who will retire later this year.

According to a press announcement released by MMC, Matt Anich, Chair of the REI and MMC Boards of Directors said “As a Board, we were impressed by the depth and knowledge candidates interested in the position brought to the table. After listening carefully to staff feedback and looking at the vision and values of MMC, we ultimately decided Mr. Douglas was the best choice for CEO. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have him join our leadership team this summer.”

Douglas brings with him 15 years of healthcare leadership experience and a passion for transforming delivery of care in community-based health systems. Most recently, he was the CEO of Mercy Hospital and Healthcare Center in Moose Lake, MN. As President and CEO of MMC and REI, Douglas will provide strategic and operational leadership to MMC, as well as in concert with a community Board of Directors, provide strategic and operational oversight to 25-bed HAMH and its operating entities.

MSA has already begun an executive search to select the organizations’ next Chief Financial Officer, timed to allow Douglas to evaluate candidates and make the final selection. The successful candidate will succeed REI’s Vice-President and CFO, Les Whiteaker, who is also scheduled to retire this Fall.

“MSA felt a great deal of responsibility to REI and MMC and the communities they serve when presenting candidates who best aligned with this executive opportunity.” Says Pam Sime, SPHR, MSA Executive Vice-President and Practice Leader. “As a rural hospital, MMC is deeply rooted in the Ashland community and is consistently successful in improving the health and quality of care for its patients. Mr. Douglas’ professional experience within similar healthcare markets and his personal commitment to bringing about change initiatives is an excellent fit with MMC’s mission, values and culture. Now that Mr. Douglas is positioned as CEO, we look forward to facilitating the selection process and placement for REI's new CFO.”

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