Kenny Boyd, President/CEO of McDonough District Hospital, has announced his resignation effective this summer. Boyd made the announcement Friday afternoon (April 27) at a special meeting of the MDH Board of Directors.
An interim President/CEO will be announced in the near future, according to MDH Board of Directors Chairman Dr. Rick Iverson.
Boyd, who joined MDH in July 2011 in his current role as President and Chief Executive Officer. stated that he was offered and accepted a Senior Executive level job at a healthcare facility in Tennessee, a location closer to his family.
“The past seven years at MDH have been an exciting time in my career," said Boyd in a release. "I have been blessed in working with a fantastic Board, Medical Staff and employee team who are truly focused on providing great care to our patients and continuously working to improve our organization. This team has worked to continue to make MDH successful in this time of unprecedented change in our industry as well as the unique challenges we face with the state’s economic instability,” said Boyd. “None of these issues or challenges has ever taken our teams focus off of what’s most important and that is patient care. They have proven this by their recognition as a Top 100 Small and Rural Community Hospital, back-to-back ‘A’ grades from the Leapfrog group for patient safety and a Most Wired Recognition for the utilization of Information Technology in patient care. These recognitions just scratch the surface of recognizing the great work they do every day."
Iverson will now lead a search for Boyd's replacement.
“On behalf of the MDH Board of Directors, I want to thank Kenny for his years of service. He did an excellent job leading our hospital through some difficult budgetary times. We appreciate all he did to make MDH a better place to work at while serving the patients in our area. We wish Kenny and his family all the best in their future endeavors,” said Dr. Iverson.