Iredell Health System has announced the appointment of Joshua Self as its new vice president of operations.
Self will oversee the cardiovascular, laboratory, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, pharmacy, home health, rehabilitation services, skilled nursing, and radiology departments.
“Iredell Health System has a strong tradition of providing patients with compassionate, quality care,” Self said. “I’m excited to work with and support the medical staff, employees and community while continuing to build upon and strengthen the quality care provided to the patients of Iredell and surrounding counties.”
Most recently, Self was the CEO of Mary Black Health System – Gaffney. 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.
In Gaffney since 2014, Self was effective in positioning the hospital and clinics for the future. His successful recruitment of specialists to the area strengthened surgical services, and the emergency department saw an increasing number of patients each year of his tenure. He established a strong relationship with providers and the community which contributed to the hospital’s success.
“Self comes to us with a wealth of knowledge from his experience as CEO and accomplishments at other locations,” said John Green, Iredell Health System’s chief operating officer. “He understands the challenges and uniqueness of a community hospital and of focusing on keeping patients local. He will be a tremendous asset to Iredell Health System.”