|David Bixler will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer at Daviess Community Hospital on September 1st. |
Bixler has over 30 years of hospital experience and began his career in the business office, advancing to the position of Chief Executive Officer after only 13 years. He most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rutherford Regional Health System, a 143-bed not-for-profit hospital system in Rutherfordton, North Carolina.
Bixler led that hospital to achieve many awards, including a top ranking for patient satisfaction from Press Ganey and multiple top hospital awards from Thomson Reuters. In addition, Bixler himself has earned awards. In 2011, he was included in Becker’s Hospital Review’s “291 Hospital and Health Systems Leaders to Know.”
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and a Master of Science degree in Health Science from Mississippi College. Bixler and his wife, Lynda, will be moving to Washington and have two grown sons living in Florida.
“I look forward to working with the people in the area to continue the nearly 100 year legacy of Daviess Community Hospital,” commented Bixler. “I will work together with our physicians, staff, volunteers, and members of the community to build upon Daviess Community Hospital’s success. I view it as our journey to healthcare excellence in serving the needs of the people of Daviess and surrounding communities.”
Daviess Community Hospital will host a Meet and Greet for David Bixler, on Thursday, August 9th from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the hospital lobby. Fruit, bagels, juice and coffee will be served. Everyone is welcome. Mr. Bixler will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer of the hospital on September 1, 2012.
Interim CEO, John Rossfeld, who has been with the hospital since July of last year, has accepted a new position as CEO of Newman Regional Health System in Emporia, Kansas.