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Leadership

Iredell Health System is led by a Board of Directors, elected by a larger Board of Trustees during an annual meeting in January. The Trustees are all residents of Iredell County who are committed to providing quality healthcare.

The Board of Directors meets at the hospital on the first Thursday of most months. Meetings begin at 6:15 p.m. Call 704.878.4500 for confirmation.

An administrative team is responsible for seeing that the System's mission, vision and ideals are carried out in the day-to-day operations of the hospital.

Our administrative team

Ed Rush – President and Chief Executive Officer

Ed became Iredell Health System's President and CEO in October 2004 after 19 years at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, North Carolina. At Frye Regional, Ed served three years as the facility's Chief Financial Officer, followed by 16 years as the Chief Operating Officer. He leads Iredell Health System's administrative team with over 40 years of healthcare experience.

Ed earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri at Rolla, followed by a master's degree in accounting from the University of Missouri at Columbia. 

Proactive in the issues that affect healthcare decisions, Ed serves on the North Carolina Hospital Association's (NCHA) Policy & Development Committee as well as the NCHA's Board of Directors. He serves locally on the Mooresville South Iredell Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

John Green – Chief Operating Officer

John joined Iredell Health System's administrative team in 2000 and has managed several of Iredell Health System's expansion and renovation projects, including an angiography suite, PET scan and 64-slice CT scan areas, two additional operating suites, a fifth floor addition to the Nunnery Tower and the interior upgrades of numerous patient care areas.

He will become President and CEO upon the retirement of Ed Rush in the spring of 2019.

John is responsible for a combination of clinical and support areas including:

  • rehabilitation Services.
  • cardiovascular Services.
  • health info management.
  • building operations & engineering.
  • radiology.
  • respiratory care.
  • skilled nursing facility.
  • medical staff credentials.
  • pastoral care.
  • service excellence.
  • quality & clinical outcomes.
  • human resources.
  • volunteer services.
  • education.
  • risk management.
  • employee health.

John earned his bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, followed by a MBA in management from the University of Akron, in Akron, Ohio.

John currently serves as a member of the Diakonos Inc. (Fifth Street Ministries) Board, Chairman of the Board for the Statesville Chamber of Commerce, member of the Board for the Statesville Regional Development Corporation, member of the Finance Committee of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Statesville and the Rotary Club of Greater Statesville.

He has obtained and maintained Fellow credentialing with the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation's foremost professional society for healthcare leaders.

Joshua Self – Vice President of Operations

Joshua Self, VP of Operations

Self joined Iredell Health System in 2018 after serving as the CEO of Mary Black Health System — Gaffney in South Carolina. A member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Self holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He also served as the chief operating officer at Biloxi Regional Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Self oversees the cardiovascular, laboratory, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, pharmacy, home health, rehabilitation services, skilled nursing, and radiology departments. 

 

Becky Quate – Vice President of Nursing and Patient Services

Becky joined the IHS team in November 2014 as our Vice President of Nursing and Patient Services. 

She has over 20 years of hospital experience. She most recently served as Director of Nursing and Patient Care Services for Cone Health at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, North Carolina. She began her career as a staff nurse in the Neuro/Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro and has held many leadership positions in between. 

She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice in executive leadership from American Sentinel University.

Becky is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, a member of the North Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders and Chi Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau - Nursing Honor Society. She was also a "Great 100 Nurse Recipient" and president of the Siler City Rotary Club.

Harold Brown – Vice President of Iredell Physician Network

Harold has extensive experience in healthcare administration, most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Health Solutions, a nonprofit community health center organization with multiple physician and dental clinics throughout four counties in eastern Kentucky. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Administrative Services at a multi-site Federally Qualified Health Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Harold earned a MBA in healthcare administration from Rutgers University and a BA in economics from the University of Pittsburgh. Harold is a Medical Group Management Association Certified Medical Practice Executive and holds a Six-Sigma-Healthcare certificate from Villanova University.

Harold's wife, Niki, is a nationally known author, certified life coach and motivational speaker.

Skip Smith – Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Iredell Health System, Gary (Skip) Smith served as the Chief Financial Officer of Fayette Regional Health System in Connersville, Indiana. Prior to that, he worked for Health Management Associates in Chester, South Carolina, and in Mooresville. 

Skip received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, in business administration with dual majors in accounting and finance. 

Board of Directors

Board members


  • David Green
    Chairman

  • Rick Teague
    Vice Chairman

  • Susan Tolle
    Secretary

  • Gary Thomas
    Treasurer

  • James Foxworthy, MD

  • Ben Goins

  • Louis Gordon

  • Doug Hendrix

  • Jean Claude Hippolite, MD

  • Rev. Reginald Keitt

  • Warren Mills, MD

  • Boen Nutting

  • Larry Rogers

  • Willie Whitaker, MD

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees consists of 142 Iredell County citizens who represent various townships within the county. They meet annually to fill any openings on the Board of Directors and to hear committee and system reports.

Members

  • J. Curtis Abell, MD
  • David Alexander
  • Sheila Alston
  • Robert Aryeetey, MD
  • James P. Ashburn
  • Nicole Filion-Ashline
  • Daniel Bellingham, MD
  • Willard Blackwelder
  • Lisa Bograd
  • James H. Bradford, MD
  • Bill Brater
  • Tim Brewer, EdD
  • Gisella Aparicio-Busse
  • Jonathan Byers
  • Leonard Byers
  • Don Carney
  • David W. Cash, MD
  • Jeff Cernuto
  • Phyllis Chunn-Duncan
  • Jan Comer
  • Edward Cook
  • H. Michael Cook, Sr.
  • Ralph O. Dalton, Jr.
  • Barbara Davidson
  • Timothy Dearman
  • Charles Dockery, Jr.
  • Byron Dunaway, MD
  • Benjamin Dunlap, MD
  • Saira Estrada
  • Will Fanjoy
  • James Foxworthy, MD
  • Ray Georgeson, MD
  • Walter Gessler, MD
  • Ben Goins
  • Louis Gordon
  • David Green
  • Cecil Gregory
  • Mary Katherine Harbin
  • Roger Hatharasinghe, MD
  • Phil Hazel
  • Doug Hendrix
  • Steve Hill, EdD
  • Edie Holland
  • Walter Holland, MD
  • Allison Long Hughes
  • James E. Hunter, Jr., DDS
  • Jean-Claude Hyppolite, MD
  • Max James, Jr.
  • Brady Johnson
  • Mitchell Johnson
  • James W. Johnston, III
  • David Jones
  • Raj Joshi, MD
  • Rev. Reginald Keitt
  • Jack King, DDS
  • Kathy Leach
  • William A. Long
  • James Mallory, III
  • Jim Marshall
  • M. W. (Mac) McCombs
  • Mason McCullough
  • Nathan McElwee
  • Phillip McLain
  • David Meachem
  • Anthony Meluch, MD
  • Suzanne Meyer
  • Warren Mills, MD
  • James (Teddy) Millsaps
  • Marilyn Moore
  • Frederick Morrison
  • Frances Murdock
  • John Nicholson, MD
  • Tipton Nicholson
  • Marvin Norman
  • Boen Nutting, EdD
  • Tom Onsrud
  • Raul Ortega
  • Amrish Patel, MD
  • Pat Percy
  • José Perez, MD
  • Clarence L. Poole
  • C. David Pope, Jr.
  • Diane Pritchard
  • Lisa Qualls
  • J.E. (Sonny) Rankin, Jr.
  • Scott Rankin
  • Synetta Raye
  • James Rhyne, MD
  • Maria Haughton Roberson
  • Steve Robinson
  • James F. Rodgers, DDS
  • Larry Rogers
  • Stephen Rosser, MD
  • Faye Rucker, EdD
  • Rhyne R. Scott
  • Ben Shelton
  • Jeff Shoe
  • Pam Westmoreland Sholar, MD
  • Lacy Shumaker
  • Roshnara Singh, MD
  • Cindy Sisson-Hensley
  • Darbah Skaf
  • Doug Smyth
  • Rev. J. R. Speece
  • David Stamey
  • David Steele
  • Jeff Steiner
  • Linda Stikeleather
  • Melanie Taylor, EdD
  • Rick Teague
  • Thomas Templeton, MD
  • Gary Thomas
  • Susan Tolle
  • Joe Tomlin, Jr.
  • Mary Torres, MD
  • Will Troutman
  • Aurora Tudela 
  • Kenneth Vance
  • Brent Warren, MD
  • Judith Watts
  • William Webb, III
  • Julian West, Jr.
  • Patti West
  • Willie Whitaker, MD
  • Michael White
  • William (Andy) White, MD
  • Candice Whiteside, PA
  • Burwell Whittenton
  • Julia Wilson
  • W. W. Winters, Jr.
  • Dorothy Woodard
  • Teross Young, Jr.
  • Xavier Zsarmani