Saturday, November 5, 2016
The Norman Regional Hospital Authority Board has named Richie Splitt, FACHE as the President & Chief Executive Officer of Norman Regional Health System. Splitt has served as the interim for the past eight months and will begin his term as President & CEO immediately.
"Since his first day in 2013 and while serving as Norman Regional's interim President and CEO, Richie's dedication to this health system was evident," said Tom Clote, chair of the Norman Regional Hospital Authority Board. "He is a visionary leader who empowers Norman Regional's team of more than 3,000 employees to achieve superior quality patient care and operational excellence."
Before serving as the interim president and CEO, Splitt was the Chief Administrative Officer of the Norman Regional HealthPlex and Moore. He helped guide the rebuilding of Norman Regional Moore, after a tornado destroyed the former Moore Medical Center on May 20, 2013 and then expanded EMSSTAT, the health system's ambulance service, to the City of Moore. He has led the expansion of both the robotic surgery and cardiovascular service programs for the Health System. Norman Regional recently celebrated 25 years of heart surgery and its 70th year of providing lifesaving care to the community with Splitt at its helm.
"Serving as the President & CEO of the Norman Regional Health System is a true privilege and life-long dream to lead such a great organization. I am grateful to the Authority Board to continue the exceptional service that our team of healers has achieved," said Splitt. "I love being part of this amazing team of employees, physicians and volunteers who make such a positive impact on the health and well-being of our patients and their families."
Splitt has nearly 30 years of experience providing direct patient care, leading high growth operations in a multi-facility environment and driving operational integration and new business development. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University. He earned both a Masters of Science in Health and Exercise Science and a Bachelor's of Arts in Communication/Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. He is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives. Splitt has served on the board of both the Moore and South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.