Louisiana hospital CEO resigns; successor named


Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday, La., has chosen Nekeisha Smith to replace CEO Sam Ellard, who resigned, according to the Concordia Sentinel.

The news, reported Feb. 10, comes as Trinity Medical, a 23-bed replacement facility for Riverland, is expected to open Feb. 23.

Riverland Board Chair Jim Graves said Mr. Ellard, who was named CEO in 2018, is pursuing a job closer to Kosciusko, Miss., where he lives, according to the report.

Ms. Smith was promoted from COO to the CEO role. She is a registered health information manager and certified coding specialist.


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