Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) announced today that veteran health care executive Bob Singletary will serve as interim chief executive officer (CEO), while a search is underway to fill the top leadership post on a more permanent basis. Singletary, whose appointment is effective immediately, replaces former CEO Cindy Buck who resigned earlier this month.
"Bob is the right person to lead the hospital through this transition," said Jeff Seraphine, Eastern Group President of LifePoint Health and Duke LifePoint Healthcare. "His strong leadership skills and deep knowledge of hospital administration will ensure continued momentum and a smooth transition as we search for a new CEO."
A seasoned health care administrator with nearly 40 years of experience, Singletary served as CEO of Maria Parham Medical Center (MPMC), in Henderson, N.C. - also a Duke LifePoint hospital - from 2005 through March 2015. Prior to MPMC, Singletary had a long and distinguished health care career in various executive leadership roles at WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, N.C., including executive director of WakeMed-Cary Hospital and WakeMed Fuquay. He also served as vice president of administration for Nash Health Care Systems in Rocky Mount, as well as in various leadership roles at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.
"I am looking forward to working with this team and building on the strong foundation that guides and supports RRHS," Singletary said. "As a Duke LifePoint hospital, RRHS is well positioned for continued growth and success in the future, and it is a privilege to serve in this capacity and guide the hospital through this transition."
For more information about RRHS, visit www.myrutherfordregional.com.