Magnolia Welcomes Interim CEO

August 19, 2019 4:13 pm Published by

The board of trustees of Magnolia Regional Health Center has named John R. Harding as Interim CEO of the organization.

“We appreciate John stepping into this important interim leadership role and believe he will do a fantastic job leading our hospital during this transition,” said Lex Mitchell, MRHC Board Chair. “Our board is actively searching for the right fit for the permanent CEO position and are confident we will find the best candidate to move the hospital forward.”

Harding is a veteran healthcare administrator and brings over 30 years of experience to the team at MRHC. Most recently, Harding served as Hospital President and CEO of Lincoln County Health System in Fayetteville, Tenn., following a six month stent as Interim CEO at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Florida Hospital – Tampa, the market’s flagship facility and 2nd largest hospital in AdventHealth’s portfolio of hospitals. Harding spent 20 years of his administrative career in the Adventist Health System, now called AdventHealth, in various leadership capacities.

Harding’s early career roles include CEO, Savannas Hospital – The Mediplex Group, Inc. in Wellesley, Mass.; Administrator, Charter Hospital of Mobile – Charter Medical Corporation in Macon, Ga.; Executive Director/Director Emergency and Patient Accounting, Medical Center Hospital in Punta Gorda, Fla.; Management Intern, Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Harding holds a master’s degree in business administration from Avilla University in Kansas City, Mo. and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich.

This post was written by Magnolia Regional Health Center