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Jackson Hospital announces Interim CEO

Hospital news | Friday, January 20, 2012

Jackson Hospital’s board of trustees announced that Richard Caldwell, chief operating officer, will be interim chief executive officer (CEO) following Don Henderson’s departure.

Caldwell joined the Jackson Hospital staff in 2005 as vice president, professional services. He is responsible for information services, laboratory, radiology, plant operations, biomedical engineering, physical therapy, wound care, security and the Jackson Imaging Center.

In this position, he led a $20 million implementation of the McKesson system, the construction of free standing ambulatory surgery and imaging centers, as well as the design, construction, and operation of Central Alabama’s only hyperbaric oxygen treatment center.

“I am thrilled and honored to be given the opportunity to take the helm of Jackson Hospital,” says Caldwell. “This is especially true given that these are simultaneously some of the most challenging yet exciting times the healthcare industry has ever seen.”

Caldwell holds a master of science in administration and management from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland and a bachelor of science in computer science from the University of Central Texas in Killen, Texas. He completed a healthcare executive management fellowship, and attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College