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Richard Doan, CEO of Barnesville Hospital, Retires after 25 Years of Service

Twenty-five year Barnesville Hospital Administrator and Chief Executive Officer Richard Doan is announcing his retirement as one Ohios longest serving hospital CEOs.

After earning his Bachelors Degree from Miami University, Doan began his venture into the world of healthcare at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He served as Laboratory Materials Coordinator before he pursued his Masters degree of Hospital and Health Administration at Xavier University.

Upon receiving his Masters Degree, Doan returned to Grant Medical Center, serving as Administrative Resident, Administrative Fellow, Assistant to the President, and Assistant Vice President.

In July of 1987, the former Barnesville resident returned to his hometown to assume duties as the Administrator and Chief Executive of Barnesville Hospital. During this time, Doan also assumed the duties as President of Belmont County Health Services, a duty which he still fulfills today.

During Doans time at Barnesville Hospital, he served for many years on the Ohio State Health Network Board of Directors, serving as its Chairman of the Board in 2001 and 2002. He was a recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior Level Executives Regents Award, and also received the Administrator of the Year Award, presented by the Ohio State Office of Rural Health in 2009.

Under Doans leadership Barnesville Hospital strived to meet the health needs of the community by developing a new ICU/CCU unit and initiating over 25 new patient services and technologies including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Echocardiography, Digital Mammography, Laparoscopic Surgery, and Neurology Services including EEG and EMG. In 2004 Barnesville Hospital achieved federal designation as a Critical Access Hospital.

In 2010, Doan became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, FACHE, the highest standard of professional development, which illustrated his commitment to providing high-quality service to Barnesville Hospitals patients and community.

While under the direction of Doan, Barnesville Hospital joined the elite group of the nations most improved hospitals, as well as being named one of the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the country.

In addition to his hospital duties, Doan is a dedicated member of the community, having spent time as a member of the Ohio University Eastern-Regional Coordinating Council, also serving as adjunct faculty for Ohio University Easterns Health Services Administration program, as a member of the Financial Planning and Supervision Commission of the Barnesville Exempted School District, as the past president of the Barnesville Rotary Club, as a member and past Administrative Chair of the First Methodist Church, voting member and past trustee of the Barnesville Area Education Foundation, a past member of the Village Review Board, representing the village of Barnesville, in addition to many years coaching youth soccer, baseball, and basketball. Upon Doan’s retirement he will join the hospitals Board of Trustees.

Doan is the father of four children, T.J., Kelsey, Andrew, and Allison. He has 3 grandchildren, Thomas Jackson “Jack” Doan, age 3, Sydney Guy, age 2, and William Lucas “Liam” Doan, age 1.

Belmont County native and Barnesville Hospital COO, David Phillips, will assume the position of the hospital’s new CEO. The succession process began two years ago with Doan and Phillips working closely with one another to make the change-over a smooth one. “Having worked closely with David for the past twelve years, I am very pleased to see him take on this new role. He is a dedicated member of the community, a consumate professional and a true family man. I am very confident leaving the leadership of our outstanding hospital in his hands,” says Doan. Phillips assumes his new role in August.