La Grange, IL – Rick Wright has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer for Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital effective December 17. Wright comes to this new role with more than 27 years of senior executive health care experience, including 10 years as a Chief Executive Officer.
Wright currently serves as Senior Vice President of Gordon Hospital (Calhoun, GA), also an Adventist Health System hospital. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Keweenaw Memorial Medical Center (Laurium, Michigan). Wright is familiar with the metro Chicago health care industry, serving in leadership roles at several medical facilities from 1983-1988.
“Rick is a gifted communicator and a passionate leader,” said David L. Crane, President and CEO of Adventist Midwest Health. “He is a team builder and a collaborator, committed to establishing partnerships with physicians and the communities served by the hospital. We are very pleased to have him as part of the Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital leadership team.”
Wright’s most significant accomplishments include physician recruitment, successful new service line startups, and implementing best practices for clinical staff recruitment, productivity, and financial management.