Fuqua to lead Marshall hospital

(Filed April 2, 2013) BENTON- The Marshall County Hospital Board has named Mr. David G. Fuqua as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1. He succeeds Kathy Long, who announced her retirement in January. Long has been an administrator with Marshall County Hospital for 13 years, beginning in 1999.
David Fuqua, 51, has over 20 years’ experience in the administrative arena and 8 years in clinical practice.
“David Fuqua brings solid leadership experience in non-profit, critical access hospitals and has a wealth of knowledge in all facets of health care systems. Mr. Fuqua has worked in a number of different positions such as radiologic technologist, a registered nurse, and department management until he began his administration career in 1995 at Marshall County Hospital. He has led five other hospitals of different sizes, as CEO, since Marshall County Hospital, gaining a great deal of experience. We are fortunate to be able to bring in a CEO with the experience that is so needed in the challenging times in healthcare we are now facing.” Marshall County Hospital Board chairman Dr. Paul Schaper said.
David Fuqua said, “I am excited to be joining Marshall County Hospital and appreciate the Board offering me the opportunity to return to a place that has always had a special place in my heart. These are trying times in health care and I look forward to continuing the direction that Ms. Long, the board, medical and hospital staff has begun.”
Fuqua received a Master of Health Administration degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1992, and served an administrative residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was hired for the CEO position at Marshall County Hospital from 1995-1999, followed by CEO positions Daviess Community Hospital in Washington, IN; Sullivan County Community Hospital, Sullivan, IN; Norton Community Hospital in Norton, VA; Tippah County Hospital in Ripley, MS then currently at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis, Illinois.