Iredell Health System announced today the appointment of John Green to
the position of Chief Operating Officer, a new position within the system.
John Green has been an employee of Iredell Health System for more than
17 years, serving most recently as Vice President of Professional Services
and Facility Planning. In his new role as COO, Green will oversee the
day-to-day operations of the health system and will work closely with
current President and CEO Ed Rush to ensure that the mission, vision and
values of Iredell Health System continue to be upheld, and that the health
system’s strategic plan continues to move forward in the right direction.
“I am grateful for this opportunity to be serving in this new capacity
for such an outstanding organization,” said Green. “Our physicians
and our employees are focused on the wellbeing of our community, and because
of their stellar efforts, the future of Iredell Health System continues
to be bright. I look forward to continuing our work together and to being
a part of our health system’s growth.”
Rush has been with Iredell Health System since 2004 and plans to retire
in Spring 2019. John Green will become CEO when Rush retires.
“Ed made the Board of Directors aware that he was approaching retirement
and we put together a selection committee to ensure there would be a smooth
transition when that time comes,” said David Green, Chairman of
the Board for Iredell Health. “John is a very seasoned healthcare
professional, has been very involved in this community for many years.
The board is confident that the growth in services and focus on quality
patient care will continue under John’s leadership. We are most
appreciative of the guidance and leadership Ed provided us for all these
years and thank him for his service to our hospital, employees and community.”
John Green will be only the fifth President and CEO since the opening
of Iredell Memorial
Hospital in 1954.
“It is an honor to work for Iredell,” said Rush. “I
am happy that we have chosen one of our own employees to take on this
role. John knows the culture of Iredell Health, and will foster that culture
while simultaneously bringing fresh and new ideas as we move forward.
I am confident he will continue to focus on our employees, patients, and
community with a constant attention to the health system’s mission:
Inspire Wellbeing — Together.”