WILMINGTON – John Gizdic, Executive Vice-President of Strategic Planning and Business Development, has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer at New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) effective July 1, 2013. John joined NHRMC in April of 2005 and has over 20 years of healthcare experience.
“During his eight years with NHRMC, John has worked very closely with our medical staff, executed strategies to help the organization grow and has had operational responsibility for a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical areas,” said Jack Barto, president and chief executive officer of NHRMC. “John’s background in hospital operations, physician relations, strategic planning, business development, and public relations/marketing position him well for this important leadership role.”
Under John’s leadership, NHRMC has developed the NHRMC Physician Group which has more than 140 providers; John and his team were also instrumental in opening the Brunswick Forest Health & Diagnostics facility. John has led the efforts for several important joint ventures with physicians, the affiliation with Dosher Memorial Hospital, the orthopedic co-management initiative and he has worked with senior leadership and the Board of Trustees to develop the organizational strategic plans.
“I am very excited for this opportunity to expand my role at New Hanover Regional Medical Center,” said Gizdic. “I am proud of the care our physicians and staff deliver to our patients and I am looking forward to focusing my attention on the daily operations of this remarkable organization.”
John is very involved in this community and currently serves on many boards and committees throughout the region and state, including Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Cape Fear Future Board, North Carolina Hospital Association Policy Development Committee and the NC Center for Affordable Care Board.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the leading provider of quality and accessible health care in Southeastern North Carolina, delivering care to all in need, without the support of taxpayer dollars. The medical center takes seriously its responsibility as an economic engine for the community, creating more than 5,000 jobs directly and another 6,000 jobs indirectly.