jay de los reyesJay de los Reyes, MSHA Class 40Jay E. de los Reyes, alumnus of the UAB School of Health ProfessionsMaster of Science in Health Administration program, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Lake Huron Medical Center (LHMC). He takes over the 144-bed acute care hospital located in Port Huron, Michigan, in June 2017.

“It is an honor and a privilege for me to lead a hospital that has served the community so well for more than 60 years,” said de los Reyes, a member of MSHA Class 40. “I look forward to working with the physicians, nurses, employees, leadership and the executive team at Lake Huron Medical Center to ensure the best care for the patients we serve.”

de los Reyes has served in multiple leadership capacities over the past decade including most recently as interim CEO at Memorial Hospital of Salem County (Salem, New Jersey).

In a release about de los Reyes hire, it says he currently “provides oversight for [Salem County’s] 126-bed community hospital and its primary service lines.”

Prior to that, de los Reyes was COO at Kosciusko Community Hospital (Warsaw, Indiana) where he oversaw a 72-bed acute care hospital and provided administrative oversight for many departments.

During his tenure in Indiana he served the community as chair of the Healthcare Committee for the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the Business Outreach Committee for the United Way and as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

“We look forward to Jay’s leadership and enthusiasm” said Rick Wright, Regional Chief Executive Officer – Midwest for Prime Healthcare. “He has a sincere appreciation for our culture - delivering healthcare that is of the highest quality to our patients, and a proven track record for fostering an environment that delivers positive outcomes.”

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