During its Oct. 21st board meeting, The Northern Inyo Healthcare District Board of Directors named Kevin S. Flanigan, MD MBA, as the hospital’s Interim Chief Executive Officer.
Dr. Flanigan, who had been serving as Acting CEO since mid-September, will continue to lead the healthcare facility with a focus on continuous improvement and ensuring the best health outcomes for everyone in the district.
This move follows the transition plan implemented by the Board in September. In an interview Dr. Flanigan noted that the plan crafted by the Board is moving along more quickly than expected, which is a testament to the staff at NIH and the people of our community.
He noted that we should all be proud of the work being done from the planning the Board has undertaken, to the leaders and managers at the hospital, and in particular, the staff that has remained solely focused on the patients they are caring for. He concluded with, “I could not be more proud. To have the opportunity to work side by side with the employees and the Board is one of the highlights of my administrative career.”
During this interim phase of the plan, the board will work with Dr. Flanigan and the NIH leadership team to develop and establish long-term strategic goals and to position itself to realize those goals. Once that is done, the board can better determine what skill sets are needed for the facility’s permanent CEO. The board has set no time frame as to when a search for a permanent CEO will be undertaken.
Northern Inyo Hospital is a 25-bed, not-for-profit Critical Access Hospital located in Bishop. Accredited by The Joint Commission, NIH has been providing health care to the Eastern Sierra since 1946.