Published on Monday, May 7, 2018
Media Contact: Ruth Cummins
Hospital administration veteran Wes Sigler is the new chief executive officer of the University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada and UMMC Holmes County in Lexington.
He will begin his duties May 14, reporting to Kevin Cook, University Health System CEO, and Dr. Charles O’Mara, associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs.
“We are thrilled Wes is joining the UMMC family,” Cook said. “He is an experienced hospital administrator and will be an outstanding addition to the team. Wes will have a big impact on the organization and the Grenada and Holmes County communities.”
“I am excited to be joining the teams in Grenada and Lexington,” Sigler said. “There are tremendous opportunities for these two hospitals. I look forward to working with our physicians and staff to improve the health of the patients in the communities they serve.”
Sigler received his bachelor of accounting from the University of North Alabama and his master of professional accountancy from Mississippi State University. He comes to UMMC from North Mississippi Medical Center’s Eupora hospital, where he has served as administrator since October 2014. There, he oversaw a 43-bed acute care facility and 36-bed nursing home with net revenues of $25 million and 200 full-time employees. Sigler also implemented a self-managed hospitalist service, added digital mammography technology and oversaw $2 million-plus in capital projects.
UMMC Grenada is a 142-bed facility serving Grenada County and the surrounding region.
Sigler served from August to September 2014 as interim administrator for the Quitman County Hospital in Marks, overseeing the 25-bed critical access hospital and its 60-bed nursing home. From May 2011 to July 2014, he was CEO of Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville, a 112-bed acute care and behavioral health facility with 300 full-time employees and $25 million in net revenues.
At Tri-Lakes, he oversaw $10 million in capital projects, reopened an ICU that was closed by the previous owner, and recruited dozens of physicians and sub-specialists to the market and the medical center staff.
Sigler led Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland as CEO from July 2008 to April 2011, recruiting 16 physicians to the 165-bed, acute care hospital and 35-bed nursing home. Sigler also added a geriatric psychiatry unit, wound care center and pain management program. Sigler led $10 million in capital projects and grew the interventional radiology service from fewer than 100 procedures annually to more than 1,000 annually.
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