WCH Welcomes Thomas as Associate Administrator

Corydon – July 28, 2011: Wayne County Hospital is pleased to announce Michael A. Thomas has joined the organization as the associate administrator. Mr. Thomas brings extensive healthcare experience in operational and financial management, revenue cycle management, project management (including implementation of electronic health records), as well as human resources, regulatory compliance, and strategic planning. He has extensive knowledge of hospital and clinic collaboration and has experience in provider recruitment, clinical protocols and integration of ancillary services and staff. “We are extremely fortunate to have someone with Mr. Thomas’ operational expertise and clinical background joining the organization.  His enthusiasm and belief in our goals make him a tremendous asset,” commented Daren Relph, CEO.

Most recently he served as founding owner and Chief Operations Officers of Innovative Solutions, LLC, as well as Vice President of Operations and Clinical Services at the Britton Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

A Corydon native and graduate of Wayne Community High School, Mr. Thomas continued his studies in Business Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Management. He has maintained his connection to Wayne County Hospital over the years as a PRN Critical Care Paramedic Specialist, and was previously the Director of Ambulance Services at WCH.

Mr. Thomas’s family includes his wife, Abbey, his daughter, Michaela (age 12) and son, Nicholas (age 8).  Abbey is originally from Albia, Iowa and they both enjoy the small town way of life and have a strong commitment to community involvement.

Mr. Thomas states, “It is with loyalty and commitment to the future of Wayne County that I proudly accept the position of Associate Administrator. Although I have sought additional education and experience outside of the county, it was with the steadfast goal of returning with my own family, so that I can make a difference and impact the future of Wayne County and Wayne County Hospital.”