LifePoint Appoints Alan Larson as Market President, Danville Regional Medical Center CEO
May 26, 2015
LifePoint Health announced today that Alan Larson has been appointed south central Virginia market president and chief executive officer (CEO) for Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC), effective August 1. In this role, Larson will have regional oversight of both DRMC and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County while also leading the daily operations of DRMC.
Larson joins LifePoint from TD HealthCare, an innovative healthcare consulting and interim leadership organization that Larson founded and has led as CEO since 2006. He replaces Jerry Dooley, who has served as interim market president and CEO of DRMC since November 2014. Memorial Hospital CEO Michael Ehrat will report to Larson and continue leading the Martinsville and Henry County facility.
“Working in partnership with the Boards at DRMC and Memorial Hospital, we were thorough and deliberate in our search to find the right leader to fill this important role,” said Victor Giovanetti, chief operating officer of LifePoint Health’s Eastern Group of hospitals, which includes DRMC and Memorial Hospital. “Alan stood out as the strongest candidate. His deep bench of leadership experience within both the hospital and health system settings will be an asset to our facilities in south central Virginia and their communities.”
Prior to TD HealthCare, Larson served as senior vice president of Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a five-hospital system, and as CEO of the system’s Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital campus from 2003-2006. He previously served in leadership roles at hospitals within Community Health Systems, NetCare Health Systems Inc., and HealthTrust Inc. systems. In addition, Larson was one of eight founders of Arcon HealthCare, a start-up ambulatory care company in Nashville, TN.
“On behalf of the Board, we are thrilled to welcome Alan to DRMC and the south central Virginia market,” said George Daniel, chairman of the DRMC Board of Trustees. “Equally as important as his stellar professional background is that he is a cultural fit with our hospital and communities. We are confident Alan will help ensure DRMC and Memorial Hospital continue down paths of success.”
Dean Johnston, chairman of the Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, continued, “We are eager to have Alan join our team and work with our CEO, Michael Ehrat, and other hospital leaders to provide strategic support and direction for Memorial Hospital. We are very proud of the exceptional care and service Memorial Hospital provides throughout our region, and I am confident Alan will bring invaluable perspective and leadership as we continue to grow.”
Larson earned his master’s degree in health administration from Medical College of Virginia and his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Larson and his wife, Kami, have five children, three of whom are married. Their two teenage boys will move with them to the Danville community from Downington, Pa.
About LifePoint Health® South Central Virginia Market
LifePoint Health® South Central Virginia Market is an integrated regional health care system which includes two acute care hospitals (Danville Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County), twenty-six physician practices and a full spectrum of other facilities and services including open heart surgery, spinal surgery, advanced cancer treatment, Sleep Disorder, and Pain Management. The health system has over 2,200 employees, approximately 300 physicians on its medical staff and operates 470 beds. For more information, visit www.danvilleregional.com or www.martinsvillehospital.com.