Open house planned for new CEO

BREMEN — Community Hospital of Bremen will have an open house later this month to introduce the community to the non-profit facility’s new chief executive officer.
David H. Bailey will officially start as president and CEO on Monday, March 18, hospital officials said earlier this week.
The open house is 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, March 25.
The event is being held in conjunction with the dedication of the hospital’s new magnetic resonance imaging unit, which is dedicated in memory of Dorothy Peterson, hospital officials said.
Bailey, a Hoosier native who served as an administrator at East Texas Medical Center, replaces Scott Graybill as president and CEO.
Graybill retired from Community Hospital of Bremen in fall 2012 after working there for 23 years.
Lynn Horner replaced Graybill, according to previously published reports. It wasn’t immediately clear if Horner remains at the hospital.
Horner wasn’t mentioned in the announcement CHB released in February stating Bailey’s hiring. She could not be reached.
Hospital officials previously said Bailey has more than 25 years of health care experience.
“His prior experience makes him well-suited to lead CHB as the majority of his career has been devoted to community and critical access hospitals,” CHB officials said in the release.
Bailey previously worked as a manager in the Jasper County Hospital’s health information department. That hospital is located in Rensselaer.
He was vice president of operations at White Memorial Hospital in Monticello, Ind., before working for the East Texas Medical Center system, according to CHB.
East Texas Medical Center has hospitals and facilities throughout eastern Texas. Its main facility is in Tyler, Texas, not far from the state’s border with Arkansas and Louisiana.