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Alvin Hoover, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

Alvin Hoover was named CEO of King's Daughters Medical Center in 2007, bringing to the position his strategic vision for the development of KDMC's ALWAYS culture. His leadership focuses on getting it right every time so that KDMC provides safe, effective, high-quality healthcare and wellness in a Christian environment.

During his tenure, KDMC has achieved consistent accolades. The hospital has been recognized as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare for 2019 – this marks three consecutive years and seven of the last eight. KDMC has also received a patient safety rating grade of “A” from Leapfrog for six straight grading periods. It was one of 251 hospitals across the United States to be recognized with five stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for patient experience in 2015 and has consistently achieved top HCAHPS scores for patient satisfaction. Women's Choice named KDMC one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Prior to joining KDMC, Mr. Hoover was the CEO of Abbeville Area Medical Center. He has over 20 years of distinguished service in hospital administration. He takes special interest in rural health policy development and advocacy and mentoring young healthcare executives.

He has served as Chairman of the Mississippi Hospital Association Board of Governors and is past chairman of the American Hospital Association's Small or Rural Hospitals Governing Council. Mr. Hoover is also actively involved in serving the Brookhaven-Lincoln County community, having held leadership positions with the Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Development Foundation, and Economic Development Alliance.

Mr. Hoover received a Bachelor of Science from Houghton College, a Master of Education from Georgia State University, and a Master of Health Service Administration from Central Michigan University. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Away from the hospital, Mr. Hoover enjoys serving as a deacon in his church and spending time with his wife, Nancy, and their four children.

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Ronny Humes

Chief Financial Officer

Ronny Humes joined King’s Daughters Medical Center as Chief Financial Officer in August 2020. He is primarily responsible for the finances and financial stability of the hospital and clinical system. Humes is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Financial Management Association, MHA Medicaid Advisory Committee and has served on the MHA Legislative Committee, Myraid Health ACO Board, and as a member of MS True.”

Mr. Humes came to KDMC with over 4 decades of executive and administrative experience in healthcare finance. Most recently he served at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, MS as their Chief Executive Officer 2013-2019 and Chief Operating officer 2008-2013. He also served as a Regional Vice-President with Quorum Health Resources for over a decade.

Mr. Humes earned his Bachelors in Accounting from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Outside of work, Ronny enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys following the University of Kentucky - Big Blue athletics.

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Jeffrey Ross, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Director of Inpatient Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey Ross, a hospitalist and emergency medicine physician, serves as Chief Medical Officer and Director of Inpatient Medicine at King's Daughters Medical Center. As CMO, he is the liaison between administration and medical staff, collaborating on the needs of the hospital. As Director of Inpatient Medicine, he oversees the hospitalist program and communicates with other physicians to coordinate continued care and treatment plans while also providing inpatient care to critical care patients.

A board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Ross was in private practice in Brookhaven for approximately 10 years before he started working in the KDMC Emergency Department as the unit's Director. He developed the hospitalist program at KDMC in 2003 and continues his role as its Director.

Dr. Ross received his medical degree at completed his internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He performed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of Kentucky. He began practicing medicine in 1990.

Originally from Whitfield, Mississippi, he and his wife, Susan, enjoy being part of the Brookhaven community where they have raised their family of three children.

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Mitch Holland, MD

Chief of Staff

Dr. Mitch Holland began his pediatric practice in Brookhaven in August of 1988. He joined King's Daughters Medical Center in late June of 2013 and was named Chief of Staff in October 2020. As COS, he is the primary leader of the medical staff in all divisions of the hospital and clinics.

Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Holland is a pediatrician who spends most of his time in the KDMC Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic but also sees patients in the nursery and the medical floor of the hospital.

Dr. Holland attended medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he also completed his residency and internship.

Dr. Mitch Holland is a pediatrician who has practiced and lived in Brookhaven since 1988. Dr. Holland chose his profession for his love of science and children. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, he stayed close to home to complete his medical degree and training in Mississippi. He and his wife enjoy being part of the community where they have raised their five children and now have six grandchildren.

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Tom Hood

Chief Operating Officer

Tom Hood joined King's Daughters Medical Center as Chief Operating Officer in 2013. He is primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations for the hospital and clinics and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mr. Hood came to KDMC with extensive executive and administrative management experience. His previous positions include Vice President Support Services, Assistant Administrator of Operations, Executive Director of Heart and Vascular Program, Interim Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Executive Officer. He was also an officer in the Army Medical Service Corps.

Mr. Hood earned his Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and his Master of Business Administration at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida.

He is active in the Brookhaven community through his membership in the Rotary Club and First United Methodist Church. Mr. Hood is also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Outside of work, he spends time with his wife, Susan, and their two daughters. He also enjoys traveling to sporting events, fishing, and projects around the house.

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Cheri Brooks, RN, MSN

Chief Nursing Officer

Cheri Brooks came to King's Daughters Medical Center in 2002 as a Nurse Manager. She has been Chief Nursing Officer since February 2010. She is responsible for the overall management of all licensed nurses employed by the hospital and clinics, as well as Cardiopulmonary, Laboratory, Sleep Center, Vein Center, EMS, Infusion Clinic, and Pain Clinic.

Mrs. Brooks has extensive nursing management and administrative experience. She has also held positions as Hospice Case Manager and Educator, Director of Nursing in Subacute and Long Term Care facilities in Indiana and Florida, as Surgery Manager in Memphis, Tennessee, and Home Health Administrator In Sarasota, Florida.

She is a Member of the Mississippi Hospital Association and Mississippi Nurses Association. She is also a Faith Community Nurse with her church, as well as a member of the pastoral council and a founding member of the Brookhaven Rotary Club.

Mrs. Brooks received her nursing diploma at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing. She then earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Wesleyan University and her Master in Nursing Administration at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Mrs. Brooks is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, but has now called Brookhaven home for longer than any other community in her past.

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Celine Craig

Chief Human Resources and Regulatory Officer

Celine Craig joined King's Daughters Medical Center in 1992 as Director of EMS and transitioned to Human Resources in 1997. In her current position as Chief Human Resource and Regulatory Officer, she is responsible for Regulatory functions and Human Resources oversight. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award presented by the Mississippi Hospital Association HR Society for her work in HR.

She is professionally active with the Mississippi Hospital Association, having served as the HR Society President, a member of the HERE Board of Directors, and a member of the Wage & Salary Committee.

Mrs. Craig received her Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Louisiana State University. She was the first Certified in Healthcare Human Resources (CHHR) professional in Mississippi and is credentialed as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Originally from New Rockford, North Dakota, Mrs. Craig has embraced Brookhaven as her home and is actively involved in multiple civic organizations in the community as well as her church. She and her husband, Jim, enjoy spending time with their five children and two grandsons.

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Carl Smith

Chief Information Officer

Carl Smith joined King's Daughters Medical Center in 1994, starting as the Data Processing Manager, then Information Systems Director before being named Chief Information Officer. In his current position, he is responsible for all Information Systems including computing, mobility, telecommunications, networking and infrastructure, information security and regulations, and providing direction and vision for technology at KDMC.

Mr. Smith's leadership philosophy is to put God first in all things, serve others with love and compassion, and aim for excellence in everything we do. He is avid in learning about new technologies and quality improvement. Under his IT leadership, KDMC was named a 2016 Most Wired Hospital using technology for a better patient experience.

Mr. Smith is active with numerous professional, community, and church boards and advisory committees including the Technology Advisory Committee with Co-Lin and the Mississippi Scholars Program. He also speaks at various community clubs and events about technology and information security.

He holds an associate's degree in computer technology and a Bachelor in Applied Computer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi. Mr. Smith also received his Certified Associate in Health Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS) certification.

Mr. Smith and his wife, Malisia, enjoy church activities and spending time together with their son, who is attending Mississippi College.

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Clyde Sbravati

Chief Compliance Officer

Clyde Sbravati joined the KDMC management team in 1991 as Director of Pharmacy. He assumed the role of Chief Compliance Officer in July of 2020.  As Chief Compliance Officer, Sbravati is responsible for developing policies and procedures to ensure KDMC is compliant with all applicable federal and state laws governing the medical center.  He has been instrumental in leading the organization’s standards of conduct putting an emphasis on the values established by our mission to always provide quality health and wellness in a Christian environment to our community.

“Growing up in a rural area in north Mississippi, I recognized early the importance of healthcare team members working together.  The town physician and the local pharmacist worked well together to meet the needs of our small community.  My career has always been dedicated to developing healthcare programs that promote cooperative efforts among healthcare team members to provide safe and fiscally sound patient care. “

Mr. Sbravati has served several roles during his tenure with KDMC. He has worked as Division Manager for Ancillary Services which included Pharmacy, Material Management, Clinical Laboratory Services, Radiology, Cardiopulmonary Services, and Emergency Medical Services.  Recently he served in a position responsible for managing the Pharmacy, Material Management, and as the Organization’s Safety Officer.

Prior to his work at KDMC, Mr. Sbravati was the director of the Drug Information Services and Coordinator of the Pharmacy Computer Systems, Pharmacokinetics Services, and Quality Assurance programs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson Mississippi. While there he held positions of Assistant professor of Clinical Pharmacy services with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and served on the Board of the Medical Center’s Poison Control Center.

He is a member of the Mississippi Society of Health Systems Pharmacists and served as President of that organization as well as Continuing Education Coordinator for several years. He is also a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, American Society of Healthcare Engineers, Mississippi hospital Association and Mississippi Pharmacist Association.