Kingman Health Inc. Board of Directors announces new CEO for KRMC

Published by The Bee News

January 30, 2023

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Kingman, Arizona, January 30, 2023 – The KHI Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Heath Evans, MBA, MSHA, as president and chief executive officer of Kingman Regional Medical Center.

On February 20, 2023, Evans will succeed Roger Forgey, who has served as interim CEO since August of last year.

Evans is an experienced health care executive with a career spanning more than 25 years. He began his career as a firefighter and paramedic. Since that time, he has worked with locally owned health systems, for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals, and ambulatory health care services. Evans also has experience owning his own telemedicine business.

Evans has earned master’s degrees in both health administration and business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

His most recent CEO role was as president of Ascension Bay Medical/Sacred Heart, a tertiary-level medical center serving a six-county region in north Florida.

Evans is known as a servant leader who builds lasting relationships with colleagues and stakeholders at every level of the organization. His data-driven management approach has brought rapid and sustainable quality improvements to many health care organizations.

After a category 5 hurricane destroyed the facilities of Ascension Bay Medical/Sacred Heart, Evans led a remarkable recovery to restore health care services to the community.

In the announcement to KRMC employees, Evans stated, “It is an honor to be trusted as your new CEO. KRMC has a great record of providing high quality care to residents and visitors of Mohave County, and I look forward to engaging all of you as we work to continue building on that success.”

 

About Kingman Regional Medical Center

(KRMC) is a 235-bed multi-campus health care system in Kingman, Arizona that employs over 1,900 employees, 150 volunteers, and 270 physicians/allied health professionals. KRMC is the largest provider of health and wellness services in northwestern Arizona. It is home to an advanced imaging center, cancer center, cardiovascular center, rehabilitation and balance center, wound care center, sleep disorders center, acute rehabilitation specialty hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, hospice home, and beautiful wellness center. KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering residencies in emergency medicine and family medicine, and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The hospital received the Arizona Innovation Award for its efforts to proactively enhance healthcare in a rural community. The hospital’s vision is to be among the kindest, highest quality health systems in the country. For more information, visit www.azkrmc.com.

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