Randy Rogers has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport, Miss. Randy currently serves as Chief Financial Officer at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, La. He will assume his new responsibilities on April 10, 2017, replacing Brenda Waltz who, after serving Garden Park Medical Center for six years, is retiring.

Randy will be responsible for the 130-bed, full-service, acute-care hospital, which serves Harrison County with comprehensive services, including an extensive array of inpatient and outpatient services like a 24-hour emergency room, Seasons Behavioral Health Center, Family Birth Center, Level III Trauma Center,  Sleep Disorder Clinic, The Wound Healing Center, among more.

His proven record in operational excellence and dedication to patient service brings to Garden Park Medical Center a rich background as a dynamic healthcare executive.  Since 2012, Randy has provided financial leadership for Rapides Regional Medical Center. In addition, he provided operational leadership and played a key role in strategic planning for Rapides Urgent Care, specialty clinics, PT/OT/Speech, pharmacy, laboratory, transfer center, case management, admitting/registration and more. During his tenure, his many accomplishments include developing service lines that contributed to an increase in cash net revenue of 15%, achieving major teaching status for the organization and developing new clinics that see over 50,000 visits per year. He also implemented cost control strategies for Rapides, contributing to 22% EBITDA growth in its first year and a $6.9 million positive budget variance. Over his nearly five years at Rapides, they have increased earnings by 161%.  Randy has a broad perspective of the elements necessary to successfully run a vibrant hospital that serves the community with high-quality, compassionate patient care.

Prior to joining Rapides in 2012, Randy served as Chief Financial Officer at Vaughan Regional Health System in Selma, Ala., part of Lifepoint Hospitals based in Brentwood, Tenn.; Phoenix Baptist Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., part of Vanguard Health Systems in Nashville, Tenn.; and JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas, part of Tarrant County Health District in Fort Worth. 

Randy earned a Master of Business Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas. His Bachelor of Business Administration was obtained from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He is also a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Randy’s passionate commitment to operational excellence will reinforce and drive the continued growth Garden Park Medical Center has experienced in high-quality, coordinated patient care under Brenda’s direction and guidance. 

“I look forward to building on the robust environment that Brenda has developed in regards to growth, service and quality,” Randy says. “Garden Park Medical Center is expanding to better meet the needs of patients and families with progressive and innovative programs and committed physicians. I also am excited to continue the positive physician relationships and community collaboration the Garden Park team has established and nurtured.”

A highly effective leader with solid roots in our healthcare system, Randy’s enthusiasm and dedication to working collaboratively with physicians and staff to make an impact in patient experience make him the ideal CEO for Garden Park Medical Center. 

As we provide a warm welcome to Randy while he joins the Garden Park Medical Center family, I’d also like to deeply thank Brenda for her committed service to our hospital, and the Garden Park Board of Trustees and Medical Executive Committee for providing invaluable advisement during the search for the CEO position.