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Southern Hills Hospital Names New CEO (Las Vegas, NV)

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Southern Hills Hospital (Las Vegas, NV) proudly announces that it has named Adam Rudd as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective Sept. 7. In this position Rudd will oversee all operations for the 134-bed facility. Rudd most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

As COO at Grand Strand Medical Center for the past five years, Rudd was responsible for managing and growing multi-campus facility with 1,200 staff members and more than 200 physicians; implementing and managing the facility’s trauma service, which grew to be the largest trauma program in South Carolina; and managing a $54 million construction project that involved a new emergency room and patient tower among other accomplishments. Prior to Grand Strand, Rudd served at the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) West Florida Division as the vice president of operations for seven years, and before that time, Rudd was with Presbyterian//St. Luke’s Medical Center, another HCA facility in Denver, Colorado.

Rudd holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado, which includes a healthcare focus, as well as degrees in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and David Lipscomb University respectively.

Rudd assumes the role of CEO at Southern Hills, following the vacancy by former Southern Hills CEO Kimball Anderson when he accepted the CEO position at HCA’s Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem, Utah. Interim CEO Thomas Pentz has served in the role since June at Southern Hills while the CEO recruitment occurred.

August 17, 2015