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King’s Daughters Medical Center CEO Alvin Hoover to Retire in September 2022

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King’s Daughters Medical Center CEO Alvin Hoover to Retire in September 2022

Career highlights are patient safety, patient experience, and employee engagement

Alvin Hoover, CEO of King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) for nearly 15 years, has announced his retirement in September 2022. The KDMC Board has created a search committee of board members and physicians to identify a qualified candidate to succeed Hoover.

“Serving as the CEO of KDMC has been the role of a lifetime,” said Hoover. “Early on, the KDMC Board challenged me to make our mission known, and together, we have shown our community KDMC’s commitment to ‘Always provide quality health and wellness in a Christian environment.’”

“I am proud to call Alvin Hoover my colleague and friend,” said Martha Wilbert, KDMC Board Chair. “Throughout his tenure as CEO, he has championed patient safety, patient experience, and employee engagement, all of which helped our hospital and our community rise to the immense challenges of the Covid pandemic.”

Under Hoover’s leadership, KDMC has achieved consistent accolades for work environment, patient safety, patient satisfaction, and employee engagement, including:

  • Named a Modern Healthcare Best Place to Work in Healthcare in 2020 for the fourth year in a row and eight of the last 10 years.
  • Internationally-recognized ISO 9001 certification, the Gold Seal for quality programs.
  • Achieved patient safety grade of ‘A’ from Leapfrog for seven of last 10 grading periods.
  • Consistently achieved CMS five stars for patient satisfaction.
  • Received full recognition by the CDC for the hospital’s quality, evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program.
  • International recognition as a Designated Baby-Friendly birth facility for offering an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
  • Led the hospital to modernize facilities and equipment through more than $50 million of capital improvements.
  • Recruitment of 25 physicians across multiple sub-specialties.

Prior to joining KDMC, Hoover was the CEO of Abbeville Area Medical Center. He has over 30 years of distinguished service in hospital administration and takes special interest in rural health policy development and advocacy. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He has served as Chairman of the Mississippi Hospital Association Board of Governors, Chairman of the Myriad ACO – a Mississippi statewide accountable care organization, President of Mississippi True – Mississippi’s provider sponsored health plan, and Chairman of the American Hospital Association’s Small or Rural Hospitals Governing Council.

Hoover is an active member and deacon at First Baptist Church Brookhaven. He actively serves in the Brookhaven-Lincoln County community, having held leadership positions with the Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Development Foundation, and Economic Development Alliance. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Houghton College, Master of Education from Georgia State University, and Master of Health Service Administration from Central Michigan University.