from The McDowell News
The McDowell Hospital has a new leader.
Mission Health announced Friday that it appointed Lynn Boggs as president and CEO of The McDowell Hospital. Boggs, an executive with more than 35 years of experience in health care and leadership, will have overall operational and clinical responsibility for the hospital. She begins her new job Monday.
“Lynn is a registered nurse who holds master’s degrees in business administration and science of nursing, and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives -- which is impressive by itself,” said Ronald A. Paulus, president and CEO of Mission Health. “But it’s her expansive experience, compassion and drive for quality care that made Lynn stand out from a group of impressive candidates all very interested in the role.”
Reflecting on her decision to join Mission, Boggs stated, "As a professional with a long tenure in the North Carolina health care market, I am delighted to join Mission Health, McDowell Hospital and the wonderful community of Marion. For decades, Mission Health has been noted for its culture of quality, patient-centered care and state-of-the-art services and just last month, was lauded as one of the Top 15 Health Systems in America. I'm very pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to the future growth and success of such a respected health care system.”
Boggs comes to The McDowell Hospital, an affiliate of Mission Health, from SSM Healthcare, a system that includes seven hospitals in Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma. She served as executive vice president and COO for SSM Healthcare -- St. Louis, which included operational oversight for three hospitals, ambulatory and home health services, a 200-member medical group and 950 inpatient beds.
Before joining SSM Healthcare, Boggs served in a variety of leadership roles at Novant Health System in Winston Salem, a nonprofit health care system serving more than 5 million residents from Virginia to South Carolina. There, she served as president of Presbyterian Hospital and Presbyterian Orthopedic Hospital. She also spent three years as the executive vice president and COO for Novant’s four hospitals in its Southern Piedmont Region. Boggs began her career at St. Francis Xavier Hospital in Charleston, S.C. and later moved on to director of the Emergency-Trauma, Outpatient and Ambulatory Services at Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, S.C.
Boggs earned her Master of Business Administration degree from Wake Forest University and her Master of Science of Nursing – Nursing Administration degree from the Medical University of South Carolina.
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