The Outer Banks Hospital Board Chairman Bobby Owens announced that Ronnie Sloan has accepted the position of President of The Outer Banks Hospital. Sloan, currently the Administrator of a critical access hospital as well as a Vice-President within a regional healthcare system in western North Carolina, plans to be on board in mid-June.

“I am very excited about Ronnie joining our organization,” said Owens. “He brings with him mature leadership and a dedication to excellence in patient care that will serve our hospital well.”

Sloan, who holds a BS in Health Sciences from Medical University of South Carolina and a MS in Health Administration from Kennedy Western University, is the Administrator in charge of the 25-bed Swain County Critical Access Hospital and Swain Medical Center. In addition, Sloan is the Vice President of Support Services for the MedWest Health System, a 3-hospital system with campuses in four counties with 2,100 employee and 304 beds.

“Clearly, Sloan is capable of managing multiple projects,” said Owens. “However, we were most impressed with the high scores he achieved in employee satisfaction – the highest in the Carolinas Healthcare System. These scores are indication that Sloan is a leader who inspires others.”

“I am honored to join the staff, physicians and volunteers at The Outer Banks Hospital,” said Sloan, “and my family and I look forward to putting down roots here.” Sloan, and his wife, Jody, a respiratory therapist, have a three-year old son.

OBH parent corporations, University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, based in Greenville, North Carolina, and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center of Virginia, echoed Owens’ endorsement. “Ronnie is positioned to take The Outer Banks Hospital to the next level,” said Roger Robertson, President of East Carolina Health. “His experience has been with a very successful regional health system and he has learned how to operate successfully within a complex system. We welcome him to the Outer Banks.”

“We’re pleased to have Ronnie join our system,” said Wynn Dixon, President and CEO of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. “His experience and his enthusiasm will strengthen the incredible work that the physicians and staff are doing every day at the OBH to make sure our patients and their families receive the best care.”

About The Outer Banks Hospital

The Outer Banks Hospital is a 21 bed acute-care facility offering the latest in healthcare advances and technology, including the best in emergency, surgery, birthing, imaging, diagnostic, therapeutic services and inpatient care. A not-for-profit critical access hospital, The Outer Banks Hospital is a partnership between University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. The mission of The Outer Banks Hospital is to enhance the quality of life for the residents and visitors of Dare County and the surrounding region by promoting wellness and providing the highest quality healthcare services.