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Moore Medical Center Welcomes New Chief Administrator

Moore –Norman Regional Health System has named Ryan Gehrig, F.A.C.H.E. as Chief Administrator of Moore Medical Center. Some of his duties will include; overseeing the hospital’s daily operations, Medical Staff development and recruitment, strategic planning and serving as the hospital’s liaison to the community.

"I look forward to joining Moore Medical Center and the Norman Regional team and being part of an organization that prides itself for being community oriented, patient focused and quality driven. We're also excited about the opportunity to return closer to our families,” stated Gehrig.

“Ryan comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge,” said David Whitaker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norman Regional Health System. “We believe under Ryan’s leadership, Moore Medical Center will continue to grow and be a vital part of the city of Moore.”

Gehrig was previously employed by Wesley Medical Center, a 211 licensed bed facility located in Hattiesburg, MS where he served as chief operating officer. At Wesley, Gehrig had operational responsibility over diagnostic services and he served as the facility’s Ethics & Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Wesley, Gehrig simultaneously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bristow Medical Center in Bristow, Oklahoma and the Chief Operating Officer of Cushing Regional Hospital in Cushing, Oklahoma.

Greg Terrell, Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer of Norman Regional Health System stated, “Ryan was selected out of 90 applicants through a national search process. We believe his experience and management style are a great fit for Moore Medical Center.”

Gehrig received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M and his Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He completed an Administrative Residency with the James D. Harvey Resident Institute at Hillcrest Healthcare System in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While in Oklahoma, Gehrig was a Rotarian, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board and fundraising chairman for the Bristow United Way campaign. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and was the ACHE Regent’s Award Recipient for the “2003 Oklahoma Up and Coming Healthcare Executive of the Year.”
Gehrig is originally from north Texas and his wife, Kristen, is from Tulsa. They have been married five years and have two children, Alyssa and Drew.

Moore Medical Center is a full service 45 bed acute care hospital serving the community of Moore and south Oklahoma City. It is part of Norman Regional Health System. Aggressive physician recruitment is underway, but with more than 300 physicians already on staff, patients can receive a wide array of services very close to home. Offering acute care beds, surgery, an Emergency Room and a full range of diagnostic services in lab and radiology, Moore Medical Center is committed to providing the best care for their patients. The hospital also provides obstetrics and comprehensive women’s health care services through the Women’s Center.

Moore Medical Center is an important part of this growing community. As of July 1, 2006, Moore’s population was 49,277. Moore is the second largest city in Cleveland County and the ninth largest city in the state. Moore is growing faster than state and national averages. And Moore Medical Center adds an essential element in support of Moore’s growth—excellent healthcare close to home.

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