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Belmont County Native David Phillips Announced as Barnesville Hospital’s Next CEO

Mel Milburn, President of the Board of Trustees, has announced David Phillips will be the next Chief Executive Officer and Administrator of Barnesville Hospital. Phillips will also serve in the role of President of the Hospitals subsidiaries, Belmont County Health Services and Belmont Professional Associates. Phillips assumes the role after the retirement of long time CEO, Richard Doan.

Throughout the history of Barnesville Hospital, the hospital has evolved into one of the regions most stable and consistent organizations. Over the last 25 years the leadership of CEO Richard Doan contributed to that success. Doan recently announced his retirement. However, a plan has been in place for the last few years for succession. When you have a successful organization you want to maintain that culture. One way to ensure stability is to promote from within. Davids aptitudes and abilities make him an ideal person to take over the leadership of the organization, stated Doan.

The succession plan was put in place in 2010 when Phillips assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer and the oversight of daily operations. Phillips has also been actively involved with medical staff affairs, finance and clinical operations.

Prior to his role as COO, Phillips served as Senior Director of Materials and Facilities Management. He began his employment with Barnesville Hospital in 2000. During the last decade, he has led many areas and initiatives including materials management, information systems, maintenance, environmental services, dietary, laboratory, safety, security, biomedical engineering, pharmacy, quality improvement, risk management, education, outreach, human resources, rehab services, volunteer services and emergency management. He also served as Safety Officer, Security Officer, co-founder of the Auxiliary Golf Scramble and Project Sponsor of the hospitals electronic health record implementation.

Outside of the hospital, Phillips has worked with the Belmont County EMA Threat and Risk Assessment Team, Ohio Hospital Association Southeast Region Emergency Management Committee, and Ohio State Health Network materials roundtable chairperson. He was also honored as a C.A.R.E.Giver of the Month.

Prior to joining Barnesville Hospital, Phillips worked with the American Red Cross Blood Services and with Medical Services of America gaining valuable marketing, public relations and provider contracting experience.

Phillips holds a Masters degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Health Administration from Waynesburg University. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Administration from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. During his undergraduate work, Phillips completed his internship at Barnesville Hospital.

Phillips is a Belmont County native and grew up in Flushing. He is an alumnus of Union Local High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Crystal. They have two children, Carson, age 6 and Gage, age 3.

Phillips is active in the community. He serves on the Board for the Eastern Ohio Diabetes Association. He has also volunteered for Union Local Diamond Sports, Belmont County Agricultural Society, Union Local Touchdown Club, Boatsies Boxes and the Jesse Ault Memorial Golf Scramble. He is a member of the Barnesville Rotary Club. Phillips and his family are members of the Belmont United Methodist Church.

Phillips will assume his duties on August 6, 2012.