Spencer Thomas Named CEO of Central Carolina Hospital

February 28, 2018

Spencer Thomas Named CEO of Central Carolina Hospital

Interim CEO moves into permanent leadership position

Sanford, NC – (February 28, 2018) – Central Carolina Hospital (CCH) today announced that Spencer Thomas has been named chief executive officer (CEO). He has served as the hospital’s interim CEO since October 2017. 

“Over the past several months, Spencer has proven to be a strong leader with a passion for quality care and a genuine commitment to the Central Carolina community,” said Victor Giovanetti, President of LifePoint Health’s Eastern Group, of which CCH is a part. “We are thrilled that he is joining the hospital as its permanent CEO and are confident that he will continue working hard to advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier.”

Thomas has 16 years of healthcare experience, including numerous leadership roles at community hospitals where he was a key driver in hospital growth and success. He most recently served as the chief operating officer (COO) of Sovah Health – Danville, a LifePoint facility in Danville, Va. In this role, he was instrumental in the successful formation of Sovah Health, a newly formed, two-hospital system in south central Virginia that is comprised of the Danville campus and Sovah Health – Martinsville.

Prior to Sovah Health – Danville, Thomas served as CEO of Tennova Newport Medical Center, a community hospital in Newport, Tenn., for three years. Additionally, he previously served as COO of East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, Ga.

“When Spencer joined the CCH team in October, we instantly knew that he was a great fit to lead this hospital,” said Bill Murphy, chairman of CCH’s board of directors. “His vital experience advancing the health of communities, combined with his commitment to quality, set him apart. We are delighted that he is able to stay on permanently and are pleased to welcome him to our community for the long term.”

Thomas holds a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., and a bachelor’s degree from Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden Sydney, Va.

“CCH is a truly remarkable hospital, and I’m thrilled to stay on in a permanent role,” Thomas said. “I have enjoyed meeting and forming relationships with the hospital’s amazing physicians and staff, and thank the people of the Sanford community for welcoming me so readily into their community. I look forward to working with everyone to lead the hospital into the future.”

About Central Carolina Hospital, a Duke LifePoint hospital

Central Carolina Hospital, a Duke LifePoint Hospital, is a 137-bed acute care hospital that serves the health care needs of Lee County and surrounding communities.  With over 120 physicians, the hospital offers a wide range of specialties including cardiology, orthopedics, general surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, otolaryngology, emergency medicine, emergency medical services, gastroenterology, pediatrics, hospitalist services, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, hematology, urology, podiatry, dentistry, pulmonary medicine, and wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Hospital services include emergency room, physical and occupational therapy, ophthalmology, cardiac rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging and radiology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, dialysis, maternity services, nutritional counseling by clinical dietitians, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Central Carolina Hospital was reaccredited by the Joint Commission for a 3-year period in May 2015.