About Us

Hospital Leadership

Senior Management Team

Eric Deaton,

Chief Executive Officer

Eric Deaton joined Danville Regional Medical Center in 2010 after leading Wythe County Community Hospital in Wytheville, Virginia. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Coastal Carolina Medical Center in Hardeeville, SC. Eric is known for his expertise in recruiting physicians, collaborating with internal teams as well as community teams to improve the health and wellness of all in the community. He also serves as a Fellow for the American College of Healthcare Executives. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Milligan College in Milligan, Tenn. and his Masters in Business Administration from Bristol College in Bristol, Tenn.



Michael L. Harrington,

Chief Operating Officer

Michael joined Danville Regional Medical Center in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer and provides day-to-day senior leadership in the hospitals business operations. With more than 30 years healthcare experience, Michael comes to Danville from Alexandria, LA, where he served as Hospital Administrator/Healthcare Senior Consultant with LSU Health Services (Shreveport, LA). Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Cape Fear Valley Health System (Fayetteville, NC), a 5-hospital system with 5,400 employees and more than 700 beds. He has also held executive level positions at hospitals in Florida and Ohio.

Harrington received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Southeastern University (Lakeland, Fl), a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Rollins College (Winter Park, Fl) and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Webster University (Sarasota, Fl). He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and has been very active in the communities he has lived, serving on the Board of Directors for the local YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, and the Economic Development Council to name a few. In his free time, Harrington – who is in the process of relocating to Danville with his wife Lane – enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, reading and spending time with his family.


Dennis Eith,

Chief Financial Officer

Dennis joined Danville Regional Medical Center in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer. He has nearly 30 years hospital leadership experience and most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Carolinas Hospital System, a 420-bed (two-campus) facility located in Florence, S.C.

While at Carolinas, Dennis was responsible for all financial areas of the organization, as well as health information management, case management, information systems, materials management and managed care. During his tenure at Carolinas, he worked to increase patient satisfaction by stream-lining the patient registration process and by working to enhance financial resources for patients.

Dennis received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Louisville (KY) and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). He is a very active community leader having served on various boards and has held membership in several organizations. Eith and his wife Kim will move to Danville with their two sons, Cole (age 9) and Austin (age 13). Eith also has three adult children: Lauren, Ashley and Brad.


Dr. Saria Saccocio, MD, MHA

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Saria Carter-Saccocio is the Market Chief Medical Officer for LifePoint Hospitals® South Central Market which includes Danville Regional Medical Center and the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.

Prior to transitioning to administrative medicine, Saria was an Associate Director at the Floyd Family Medicine Residency Program in Rome, Georgia; and before that, Saria practiced as a solo family physician in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Saria graduated from the University Of Florida College Of Medicine and completed her residency training at the University of Miami. She is currently a member of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association Quality and Safety Steering Committee and serves as a board member on the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors, the Pisacano Leadership Foundation, the Danville Family YMCA, and Danville Area Big Brothers Big Sisters.

As a tobacco-free advocate, Saria is a proud member of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Tobacco Cessation Advisory Committee and she is a GO! Diabetes lead faculty, a train the trainer program designed to improve the delivery of diabetes patient-centered care in family medicine residency programs and private practices nationwide.



Debbie Clark,

Chief Nursing Officer

Debbie joined Danville Regional Medical Center in 2011 as Chief Nursing Officer. With 20 years of experience as Chief Nursing Officer, she most recently served the position at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) in Louisiana.

During her time with LGMC, Debbie oversaw a variety of hospital departments and implemented hourly patient rounding, which resulted in reduction in patient falls, patient call lights and improvement in patient pain response. Her implementation also improved efficiency in nurse's time at the bedside, resulting in increased patient satisfaction and Emergency Department scores.

Debbie received both an associate's and bachelor's degree in Nursing in the State of Virginia, from Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and Radford University, respectively. She also received a Master of Business Administration degree from Averett College in Danville.



Teresa Pruitt,

Patient Safety Officer

TeresaPruittTeresa has been employed at DRMC for nearly 30 years, previously serving as Director of Risk Management. She has also served in the roles of Clinical Manager, Clinical Educator and Registered Nurse (RN).Pruitt received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She also holds advanced certification in legal nurse consulting.



Kris Clatanoff,

Vice President and Director of Human Resources

Kris Clatanoff, HRD, joined Danville Regional Medical Center in 2009. Kris is an experienced HR professional with a solid background in Employee Relations, HR Information Systems, Recruitment, Staff Recognition, Retention, Benefits, Compensation, and Education/Training. Kris received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She then spent the next 20 years in Texas and gained over 15 years of Hospital Human Resources experience as well as several years Payroll experience. Kris has assisted with the start up of two Hospital Human Resources Departments in Austin, Texas; North Austin Medical Center and Austin Surgical Hospital. Most recently, but prior to moving to Danville, Kris served as HR Director at St. Joseph Medical Center in downtown Houston for almost 2000 staff members.