Join us for our second ABIChat luncheon of 2020 sponsored by the Community Foundation of Abilene! The theme of ABIChat for 2020 will be "from good to great." Through this series, we'll explore and learn about how different community leaders took their leadership abilities and community projects from good to great!
The final speaker in this year's luncheon series is Hendrick Health System President & CEO, Brad Holland.
For more than 20 years, Brad Holland has served in leadership positions in hospitals across the southwest. In his prior roles, Brad held two Chief Executive Officer (CEO) positions in Texas. He was CEO of San Angelo Community Medical Center, a 171-bed, $125 million net revenue hospital in West Texas. During his nearly four-year tenure, he worked to bring the medical staff together under a shared vision and mission, specifically focused on quality, operations and results.
Most recently, Brad served as CEO of Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, located 25 miles north of Austin in one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. The hospital was a joint venture with Ascension Seton Healthcare and Community Health Systems, which brought a rare blend of for-profit and non-profit ownership, along with unique opportunities and challenges. As the hospital’s top executive for more than six years, he focused on the cultural foundation necessary to facilitate a highly functioning leadership team, while pursuing new service lines, and working with a metropolitan medical staff of more than 850 physicians.
Since January 2019, Brad has served as the President & CEO of Hendrick Health System, a milestone reached by only four other leaders in the organization’s 95-year history. He was drawn to this opportunity because of his West Texas roots, the hospital’s faith-based mission, the independence and board governance structure, the long and stable history of leadership and the reputation of the community and facility.
Beyond his work at the hospital, he is involved as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He also serves on the Texas Hospital Association’s (THA) Executive Committee of Board of Trustees. Brad is a family man. He and his wife, Julianna, have been married for 21 years, and they have two boys, Gardner (13) and Griggs (11). He is often times heard saying that “Hendrick’s best days are ahead,” when asked what was the biggest surprise in the new job.
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