BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Raleigh General Hospital (RGH) today announced that Simon Ratliff has been named chief executive officer (CEO), effective February 22. Ratliff has served as CEO of Logan Regional Medical Center, a LifePoint facility in Logan, West Virginia, for the past two years.
“With more than a decade of hospital leadership experience, Simon has a distinguished and proven track record for strategic growth, operational excellence and community engagement,”
said Cherie Sibley, FACHE, president of LifePoint Health’s Central Division, of which Raleigh General Hospital and Logan Regional Medical Center are a part. “We are excited to welcome Simon to Beckley and look forward to the many ways our hospital will grow and expand access to care to the communities we serve under his leadership.”
Prior to his time as CEO of LRMC, Ratliff served the hospital as COO for two years. He has also served in various leadership roles at several other LifePoint Health facilities, including Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave, Arizona; Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center in Somerset, Kentucky; and Spring View Hospital in Lebanon, Kentucky.
“Simon is a seasoned leader with a strong passion and commitment to high quality, patient-centered care and a keen understanding of the healthcare needs in our region,” said Nancy Kissinger, chair of RGH’s board of directors. “He is passionate about achieving our vision of creating a place where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work. We are confident that he is the right person to step into this important role.”
Ratliff earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Midway University in Midway, Kentucky, and a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management from Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Notably, he has earned the esteemed Certified Professional in Patient Safety credential, which is the highest level of safety certification offered by the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety.
“I’m thrilled to take on this new role as CEO of Raleigh General and continue the hospital’s legacy of excellence in serving our community,” said Ratliff. “The future is bright for the hospital, and I look forward to everything our talented team will accomplish together in the years to come.”
About Raleigh General Hospital
A part of LifePoint Health®, Raleigh General Hospital, southern West Virginia’s leading medical center, has served the city of Beckley and surrounding counties since 1921. The acute care hospital offers a full range of services including trauma, obstetrics, advanced imaging, lithotripsy, interventional cardiac care, oncology, emergency, gastroenterology, and advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine services. Additionally, we offer the following surgical services: general, orthopedic, vascular, spine, gynecology, ENT and podiatry. Each year, the hospital admits over 10,000 patients, delivers about 1,100 babies and treats nearly 50,000 people in its emergency department. Approximately 3,500 inpatient surgeries, 8,000 outpatient surgeries and 4,500 endoscopies are performed annually. Our facility is also an Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI from the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) Accreditation Services, Raleigh General Hospital has also attained advanced certification by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. To learn more about Raleigh General Hospital, visit http://www.raleighgeneral.com.
About LifePoint Health
LifePoint Health is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute facilities across the country. It is the sole community healthcare provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves. More information about the company can be found at www.LifePointHealth.net.