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Dale Clark appointed Indian Path Medical Center’s chief operating officer

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Dale Clark appointed Indian Path Medical Center’s chief operating officer

An experienced healthcare leader with a track record of growth and development, Dale Clark has been selected to serve as Indian Path Medical Center’s chief operating officer.

Clark comes to Indian Path Medical Center from Lonesome Pine Hospital and Mountain View Regional Medical Center, where he served as the hospitals’ president. During his tenure at those hospitals, Clark was responsible for the successful recruitment of needed physician specialties to Wise County and opening new services for the area.

In his new role at Indian Path Medical Center, Clark will oversee facility-specific operations, strategy and initiatives. He will also handle day-to-day operations of the hospital, ensuring it delivers the best possible care. Additionally, Clark will collaborate with executive leaders, team members and physicians to improve quality and satisfaction from patients and team members alike.

“Dale comes to Indian Path Medical Center with a wealth of knowledge and experience in hospital operations,” said Monty McLaurin, president of Ballad Health’s northwest market. “We are excited to have him in his new role an integral part of the Indian Path Medical Center leadership team during this transformational time in healthcare.”

Clark has a wealth of management experience, and has held administrative and management positions since the mid-1990s at Wythe County Community Hospital, Carilion New River Valley Medical Center and Heartland Rehabilitation Services.

A licensed pharmacist and a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Clark currently serves on the board of directors for the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association’s HosPAC committee.

Clark earned his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Medical College of Virginia and his master’s degree in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Clark replaces Kenny Shafer, who was recently named chief operating officer of Johnson City Medical Center.

He begins his new role on Aug. 5. While Clark transitions to Indian Path Medical Center, Mark Leonard – the current chief executive officer of Norton Community Hospital – will serve as interim chief executive officer of Lonesome Pine and Mountain View Regional Medical Center.

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