Mark Dooley named chief executive officer of Gadsden Regional Medical Center


Gadsden Regional Medical Center has named Mark Dooley as chief executive officer (CEO), effective January 29, 2024.

Dooley has more than 30 years of healthcare experience, most recently serving as CEO of Dupont Hospital, a 131-bed facility, and as Network Executive overseeing physician recruitment and marketing and community relations for Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In these roles and throughout his career, he has led initiatives to grow services, recruit physicians, support efforts to drive quality improvements and increase patient satisfaction and employee and physician engagement.

Dooley, who has credentials as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), has held senior executive positions in hospitals across the country, including Andalusia Regional Hospital in Andalusia, Alabama, earlier in his career.

“Mark’s vast operational and leadership experience and his commitment to delivering high-quality care makes him the right choice to lead our hospital,” said Wilbur “Bubba” Masters, chairman of Gadsden Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees. “We were particularly impressed by his success improving patient satisfaction and know he will be a tremendous asset to the hospital and our community.”

Dooley earned a Bachelors of Science and a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana State University. He has been an active member of several community and civic organizations and looks forward to becoming involved in the Gadsden community.

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