Northwest Texas Healthcare System announces the appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Monday, March 12, 2018
Ryan Chandler Chief Executive Officer

Northwest Texas Healthcare System is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Chandler to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective March 5, 2018.

Most recently, Ryan served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Columbus Regional Health in Columbus, GA, where he was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of all business entities and units that are part of the Hospital Division. During his tenure at Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Ryan developed and implemented the transformation of the culture of the system's entities, resulting in improvements to quality/patient safety scores, and patient, physician and employee satisfaction. He also successfully led financial turnarounds at both campuses of the system.

Previously, Ryan served in similar executive leadership positions at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, OH, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA.

Ryan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and his master’s degree in health administration from Louisiana State University.