Hospital hires new cardiovascular administrative director [Danville Register & Bee, Va.]Danville Register & Bee, Va.McClatchy-Tribune Information Services
Aug. 03--Danville Regional Medical Center's new cardiovascular administrative director has begun his job this week.
Bob Anthony filled his new role Wednesday and will provide administrative oversight and leadership for the hospital's cardiovascular program, which is affiliated with Duke University Medical Center, according to a news release from DRMC.
"We are extremely fortunate to have Bob Anthony join our cardiovascular services team," said Eric Deaton, CEO of DRMC, in a prepared statement. "Bob brings extensive leadership experience to our program, and has a successful track record with cardiovascular program development and growth. I'm certain he will do a great job in taking our cardiac program to the next level."
Anthony previously was director of cardiovascular services at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn. While there, Anthony oversaw six cardiac/cardiac surgery areas and managed about 250 employees.
Anthony developed pathways and protocols for cardiac surgery programs that led to decreased stays for patients, enhanced quality of care and improved patient satisfaction, according to the new release from the hospital.
"I'm excited at the opportunity to work with the staff and physicians at DRMC to enhance the great level of cardiac care provided by Danville Regional and Duke," Anthony said in a prepared statement. "Working to improve quality outcomes and enhance customer satisfaction will be key focuses for me."
Anthony earned bachelor's degree in psychology from the College of Charleston, a bachelor of nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina, and a master of business administration from The Citadel, all located in Charleston, S.C.
He is a graduate of the South Carolina Management Academy and a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. Anthony's hobbies include running, lifting weights and spending time with his family.
DRMC has 140 physicians and employs 1,300 people.
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