Senior Management Team
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.
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.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Saria Saccocio joined Danville Regional in 2010 as the hospital’s first full-time Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Saccocio previously served as the Associate Director of Floyd Family Medicine Residency in Georgia. She has worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the family medicine departments of several colleges, including Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Medical College of Georgia and Mercer University. She received her M.D. with honors from the University of Florida and completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Miami.
She has published articles, created presentations and led conference and symposium discussions on a variety of topics, including tobacco cessation, diabetes, breast cancer, and physician and hospital quality improvement.
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.
Patient Safety Officer
Teresa 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.