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Frankfort Regional Medical Center announces new CEO

Reed Hammond

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The board of trustees at Frankfort Regional Medical Center has announced the appointment of Reed Hammond as chief executive officer, effective Dec. 10, 2018.

“We are excited that Reed has accepted the CEO position at the hospital,” said Jeff Eaton, chair of the board of trustees. “Our interview committee saw him as being professionally assertive and very approachable. We are looking forward to the Hammond’s arrival in Frankfort, and to Reed’s leadership at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.”

Most recently, Hammond served as chief operating officer at HCA’s Conroe Regional Medical Center, a 359-bed hospital in Conroe, Texas. During his time at Conroe, he helped improve employee and physician engagement, reduced employee turnover, directed the hospital’s Level II trauma accreditation from the American College of Surgeons, and launched a bariatric surgery program.

Prior to Conroe, Hammond served as COO at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. and COO at Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, Texas.

“Throughout his career Reed has established a strong reputation for helping lead high quality operations while positively impacting patient, employee and physician engagement,” said Tim McManus, president of HCA’s Capital Division.  “He has also partnered with physicians to build strong alignment and develop robust service-line growth.”

Hammond is a native of Mississippi. He received a bachelor of science in business administration and a master in business administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Hammond will be relocating to the Frankfort area with his wife, Missy, and their three children Maylee (6), Elle (4) and Ashlynn (2).