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ERMC announces new CEO

The Board of Trustees at Ennis Regional Medical Center (ERMC) has announced David D. Anderson will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer for the hospital. Anderson is set to begin Nov. 12.
“David’s strong background in hospital operations will be an asset for Ennis,” said Gary Witherspoon, Chairman of the ERMC Board of Trustees. “Further, he has demonstrated an ability to grow hospitals by leading them to significant improvements in quality. David is a native Texan and we’re delighted that he and his family will be making their home in Ennis.”
According to a press release announcing his hiring, Anderson, 35, has a proven record in building teams, fostering strong physician relations, and creating ties to the community. Most recently he was the Chief Operating Officer at North Fulton Regional Hospital, a 167-bed hospital in Roswell, Ga. He led the hospital to achieve and maintain strong five-star outpatient satisfaction scores.
He also managed a $50 million expansion program. He has served as Chief Operating Officer at Piedmont Medical Center, a 288-bed hospital in Rock Hill, S.C.
Prior to that, Anderson was regional team leader for Tenet Healthcare’s Commitment to Quality where he led a team that facilitated process changes that led to significant quality improvements in 13 hospitals.
“I am excited about the possibilities that await me at Ennis Regional,” said Anderson.
“My primary focus will be to provide the leadership, support and resources necessary to build upon the strong foundation laid as the new hospital opened, in order to provide the best quality in healthcare possible. I look forward to working with physicians, hospital staff and members of the community,” continued Anderson.
“ERMC is an outstanding resource that has the potential to become the leader in healthcare excellence in the region.”
“David comes with the experience that will lead the hospital forward,” said Robert Klein, President of LifePoint’s United Division of which ERMC is a part. “He has exceptional skills that will be recognized and appreciated by the physicians, employees, staff and volunteers as well as the greater Ennis community and surrounding area. David is a perfect fit for Ennis Regional Medical Center and the region we serve. Anderson has a very high commitment to quality, is community-minded and has a track record of working well with physicians and employees.”
He replaces Dan McLean, who retires on October 31.
Anderson earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, where he was a member of the football team. Later, he earned a Masters Degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Kansas.
Born in Austin while his father was serving in the Air Force, Anderson grew up on a farm in Kansas.
He and his wife, Holly, have a 3-year-old son, Fletcher, and a 1-year-old son Wade. Anderson will lead the team of healthcare professionals at the newly opened Ennis Regional Medical Center location on 25 acres at W. Lampasas St. near the Hwy. 287 Bypass. The 108,000-square-foot facility opened in July of this year. The Joint Commission (JCAHO) accredited 60-bed hospital became the “New Standard of Care” in the Ellis County and surrounding area when it opened in the summer. ERMC currently offers the latest state of the art technology along with a full complement of highly skilled healthcare professionals.
The hospital’s services include 24-Hour Emergency Care, Community Health Screenings, Diagnostics (Imaging) Radiology, General and specialized Surgical Services, Inpatient and Outpatient Medical Services, Intensive Care, Obstetric Services, Occupational and Speech Therapy, Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation Services, Pain Management, Inpatient Pharmacy Services, Respiratory Therapy, Wellness Education, Women’s Services, and ongoing community education.

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