Newman Regional Health starts this week with the Wright man for the job. Pun totally intended.
Robert Wright comes to Newman Regional Health after serving as interim CEO at Regional General Hospital in Williston, Fla. Wright holds bachelor's and master's degrees in management and administration fro the Univeristy of Indiana. He officially replaces Bob Driewer, who resigned about 18 months ago. John Rossfeld has been serving as interim CEO since Driewer resigned.
Newman Regional Board of Trustees chair Deann Korsak says Wright's "hitting the ground running," starting Monday with paperwork, meetings with doctors and staff, and a tour of the facility.
Wright has stops as CEO at hospitals in Peoria, Ill., Lansing, Mich., and Bay City, Mich. He has experience with Critical Access operations, something Newman Regional Health has been pursuing the past six months as it looks to add a significant revenue stream to its bottom line.