Darcy Craven Named CEO at Carolinas Hospital System
FLORENCE, S.C. (July 9, 2012) – Darcy Craven has been named permanent chief executive officer of Carolinas Hospital System effective immediately. Craven has served as interim chief executive officer while also continuing his role as chief operating officer at the hospital.
“I am proud to serve the patients of Carolinas Hospital System and be a part of its history of providing high quality care,” said Craven. “Working together with hospital employees, medical staff and volunteers, I look forward to continuing our reputation of excellent service to this community.”
Since joining Carolinas Hospital System in 2010 as COO, Craven’s several accomplishments have helped streamline and modernize the facility, including updating medical equipment and the recruitment of new physicians. Most recently, he successfully implemented the new electrophysiology lab in May.
“Darcy brings with him to the role of CEO not only experience, but the full support and confidence of the board,” said C. Edward Floyd, M.D., chairman of the Board of Trustees of Carolinas Hospital System. “He will be an effective leader in our work to keep Carolinas Hospital System the premier source of care in our community.”
Previously, Craven held hospital leadership roles at two CHS-affiliated hospitals - as interim CEO of Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Ala., and assistant CEO of DeKalb Regional Medical Center in Fort Payne, Ala.
He received his master’s degree in Business Administration from Gardner-Webb University and bachelor’s degree from the University of Manitoba.