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4800 S. Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959


The Outer Banks Hospital operates as a private, not-for-profit critical access hospital. The responsibility and authority for the management of the hospital and its subsidiaries are vested in its voluntary Board of Directors comprised of 10 members. Six members are appointed by Vidant Health and four by Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Each of the two owners, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and Vidant Health, is represented on the Board of Directors, in addition to Outer Banks residents. Members serve for a three-year, renewable term.

The Outer Banks Hospital Board of Directors

Dr. Ernie Larkin, Chair
Steve Rodriguez, Vice Chair
Dr. Peter F. Bastone, PH, MBA, MACHM
Stuart Bell
Arthur H. Keeney, III
Roger G. Lever, MD, Chief of Medical Staff
Jody Midgette
Christine Petzing, MD
Ronnie Sloan, FACHE
Terry L. Wheeler


Executive Staff

Ronnie Sloan

Ronnie Sloan, FACHE

Ronnie Sloan received his Masters in Health Administration from Kennedy Western University in 1999, Bachelors of Health Sciences in Administration in 1990 and an Associate in Respiratory Therapy in 1985. Sloan was appointed as President in 2011. Previous to this appointment, he was the Administrator in charge of the 25-bed Swain County Critical Access Hospital and Swain Medical Center.  In addition, Sloan served as Vice President of Support Services for the MedWest Health System, a three-hospital system with campuses in four counties with 2,100 employee and 304 beds.   

Sloan is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He serves as a board of director for Advanced Home Care, Inc and Provider Corporation. Additionally, Sloan has a clinical background as supervisor and respiratory therapist in South Carolina. 

VP Todd Warlitner 2008
Todd Warlitner
Vice President
Business Operations

Todd J. Warlitner, Vice President, Business Operations, joined The Outer Banks Hospital in 2002. He holds a BS in accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Warlitner is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Before joining The Outer Banks Hospital executive team, he worked with Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County as the Director of Accounting. He is a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and serves as the Division finance officer and flotilla public education officer. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Outer Banks Community Development Corporation. He enjoys boating and playing golf.

VP Judy Bruno 2008
Judy Bruno
Vice President
Clinical Operations

Judy Bruno, RN, BSN, Vice President of Clinical Operations, joined The Outer Banks Hospital in March 2009. She brings with her more than fifteen years of experience in hospital, clinical and research environments. Before joining The Outer Banks Hospital executive team, she served as the Chief Nursing Officer for North Metro Medical Center, a 113-bed acute care facility located in Jacksonville, Arkansas. She also held previous roles as Clinical Services Director and Staff Educator at North Metro Medical Center. Bruno holds a BS in Nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and is pursuing a MBA from Webster University. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.