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AHS Announces Leadership Changes to Memorial Hospital

Manchester, Kentucky, February 7, 2012--

Dennis Meyers, current President/CEO of 63-bed Manchester Memorial Hospital in Manchester, Kentucky has announced his retirement effective July 31, 2012. Erika Skula, current COO/CFO for the hospital, has been named as his successor and will officially begin responsibilities on August 1, 2012.
 
"Dennis has served at this hospital since 1996 and for the past twelve years as President/CEO,” said Jimm Bunch, Board Chairman of Manchester Memorial Hospital and President/CEO of the Adventist Health System Appalachia Region, which Manchester Memorial is a part of. "He leaves a legacy of solid financial performance, strong physician recruitment and a commitment to fostering community partnerships for the hospital. I wish the Lord’s blessings on him and his family as they enjoy this new chapter of their lives."

    
Erika has been at Manchester Memorial since 2001 serving in multiple roles including controller, CFO, and last year added the additional responsibility of COO. Prior to her joining the hospital, Skula served as Chairman of the Business & Communication Department at Kingsway College in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada from 1988-2000. She graduated from Andrews University in
Michigan and holds a bachelors and a masters degree in business administration.

    
“Erika’s performance has been exceptional during her tenure here at Manchester Memorial and she has the strong support of the hospital employees, medical staff, community partners, and leaders at Adventist Health System. Please join me in congratulating her as she begins her transition to the permanent President/CEO role,” said Bunch.

About Adventist Health System

    Adventist Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant health care provider in the nation. Today, Adventist Health System, which Manchester Memorial is a member of, supports 43 campuses and employs nearly 55,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more than 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for four million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.