Some key administrative changes are underway at the Graham Regional Medical Center.
“Scott Landrum has agreed to stay with us, and the contract submission from his current employer, QHR (Quorum Health Resources), is pending,” said GRMC Board of Directors Chairman Larry Kovar in an emailed statement Thursday afternoon.
GRMC pays Quorum Health Resources for consulting services.
Landrum said he will likely be in Graham for two to three years, though now he is contracted as the interim CEO on a month-to-month contractual basis. Pending approval of a longer contract currently under review by QHR, Landrum will drop the interim part of his title.
“I think our hospital has a very fine reputation in regard to quality, in part because of the physician staff and in part because we are a full service hospital,” Landrum said. “We are going to continue to provide good service and we plan to continue to get better.”
At the GRMC Board of Directors meeting July 24 a new interim chief financial officer and new human resources director were named.
“With the addition of Ed Brown as our Interim Chief Financial Officer and Rose Thomason as our Human Resource Director, Mr. Landrum has fully staffed the hospital’s senior management team, which also includes our Chief Nursing Officer, Michelle Hall, and our Chief Information Officer, Jeff Clark. The board is very excited that we’ve reached this milestone, and we look forward to working with them,” Kovar said.
Brown, who is also employed by QHR, replaces interim CFO Chris Dover. Brown worked with Landrum at his previous post in Louisiana, and the veteran CFO will likely stay for approximately nine months, Landrum said.
Thomason worked with Landrum while he served as the chief administrator of the Weatherford hospital, and she will be charged with leading a newly re-organized HR department into the future, Landrum said.
“We truly have reached a milestone,” Kovar said. “It really going to be a team effort moving forward.”