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Chief Operating Officer Named at Southern Regional

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Chief Operating Officer Named at Southern Regional

Thomas GrondinSouthern Regional Medical Center has announced that Thomas Grondin, MBA, MHA, FACHE, has joined its leadership team as Chief Operating Officer. Tom brings 33 years of operational and healthcare leadership experience to this new position.

“Southern Regional is pleased to add yet another strong, experienced, and dedicated healthcare leader to our team,” states Charlotte W. Dupré, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Regional Medical Center. “Tom’s wealth of operational experience will be an asset to our hospital as we continue to grow and meet the needs of our community.”

Tom will have oversight of hospital operational and ancillary departments. This includes: Bariatric Program Services; Biomedical Equipment Services; Cath Lab; Diagnostic Imaging; Food and Nutrition Services; Laboratory Services; Rehabilitation and Cardiac Rehabilitation; Respiratory and the Sleep Diagnostic Center; Patient Transporters; Pharmacy; Plant Operations; Spivey Station facility; and the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center.

Beginning his career in the US Air Force, Tom’s vast medical military experience includes active duty at eight bases both stateside and abroad. His leadership duties included such roles as Vice President of Medical Operations, Director of Quality Services/Medical Staff, Director of Emergency Services, and more. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer at Memorial Hospital of Tampa, FL, in addition to being their past Product Line Administrator overseeing clinical ancillary programs, and past Director of Quality Management Services.

Tom holds two master’s degrees from Touro University International, Cypress, CA – one in Business Administration and the other in Healthcare Administration. He holds a BS in Health Sciences from The George Washington University, Washington, DC. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.