LAURINBURG — David Pope has been tapped as the brand new president and chief government officer of Scotland Well being Care System.
Sybil Bullard, chair of the Board for Scotland Well being Care System, and Chris Bowe, senior vp and chief working officer of Atrium Well being for the Better Charlotte Market, collectively introduced the choice on Friday.
“After a really thorough, nationwide search over the previous 5 months, we’re assured that David is one of the best candidate to proceed Scotland’s success and work with each the native and Advocate groups,” Bullard stated.
Atrium Well being’s nationwide group coordinated the search receiving practically 100 candidates and recommending 14 initially. The Scotland Search group interviewed the preliminary record and had two finalists spend the day with a number of teams of native stakeholders. The finalists additionally met with Atrium Well being management. The Search Committee, the Scotland Board of Trustees and the Atrium Well being management all unanimously chosen Pope for the place.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Scotland Healthcare System, we’re happy that David shall be taking up the function of CEO,” Bullard stated. “It was necessary to our board to discover a chief dedicated to our mission, our communities, our group members and our medical workers. We consider in his dedication, and we’re excited to welcome him in his new function.”
Bowe added, “Atrium Well being is dedicated to rural well being and the strategic success of our companions in these areas. Our commitments to rural well being entry, eradicating disparities in care and supporting sustainable missions of care are demonstrated in our partnership with Scotland Well being. As Greg Wooden retires and leaves his important management legacy in Scotland Well being, we’re excited to welcome David Pope because the CEO, Scotland Well being. David and his household are totally dedicated to the success and sustainability of the Scotland Well being system in addition to the Atrium Well being Mission of Well being, Hope, and Therapeutic — For All within the communities served. David has a profitable historical past as a pacesetter inside Atrium Well being and has the robust backing of our management as he steps into the CEO function. We look ahead to working with the Board of Scotland Well being and David as we transfer ahead.”
A North Carolina native, Pope has served as chief working officer and senior vp of operations for Scotland Well being since 2019. In that function, he has been instrumental in main the well being care system by way of the COVID-19 pandemic, coordinating a serious renovation/addition to the Surgical Companies and Imaging Departments, and cultivating scientific partnerships to extend providers supplied locally.
Previous to that, Pope served because the interim CEO at St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus and as vp of Medical Companies and affiliate counsel at Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge in Morganton. He served as a decide advocate in the USA Marine Corps and was deployed to Iraq with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines.
He holds a Grasp of Healthcare Administration and Physician of Public Well being levels from the Gillings Faculty of World Public Well being on the College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a legislation diploma from Wake Forest College Faculty of Regulation.
Pope and his spouse, Jeannie, have three younger daughters and have lived in Laurinburg since 2019 the place they’re energetic locally.
“I’m humbled to be chosen to steer the superb group at Scotland Well being, the place sufferers are handled like household,” Pope stated. “I look ahead to persevering with to serve our communities by offering secure, top quality, compassionate and sustainable well being care. Scotland Well being has a powerful legacy and a vivid future.”
Pope will begin in his new place on Dec. 4, succeeding Greg Wooden, who will retire on the finish of the 12 months after serving Scotland on this function for 33 years.
Wooden and his spouse, Janet, plan to relocate to the mountains and spend time outdoor, touring and visiting their youngsters and grandchildren.
“We wish to personally thank Greg for his dedication to the Scotland neighborhood and our teammates in addition to the large success he has constructed over the previous three a long time. He’s definitely leaving a legacy to be happy with,” the well being system wrote in an announcement.
“Please be a part of us in congratulating David on his new function and thanking Greg for his years of service to Scotland.”
Tracie Stubbs is the advertising coordinator for the Scotland Well being Care System. Stubbs could be reached at [email protected].