Bednarek to serve as McDowell Hospital’s interim President Jan. 1

From a press release:

Mission Health has announced the appointment of Bob Bednarek as interim President of McDowell Hospital, beginning January 1. Bednarek will assume this interim role upon the departure of Lynn Boggs, who has been President and CEO at McDowell since 2012.  In September Boggs announced that she would step down from her current position at the end of this year.

Bednarek currently serves as Vice President of Rural Health Planning and Development for Mission Health. Prior to assuming that role in May 2014, Bednarek served for 18 years as President and CEO of Transylvania Regional Hospital. He will work closely with Boggs for the next several weeks to assure an appropriate transition at McDowell Hospital.

“So many good things are happening at McDowell, thanks to Lynn’s strong leadership,” said Bednarek. “From operating performance, to physician relations, to community engagement and organizational culture, she’s leaving this hospital in a very good place. And because she is remaining in our community, we’ll have the benefit of her wisdom and her involvement going forward.”

“We are enormously fortunate to have within our system a leader of Bob’s experience, and we are grateful that he is willing to step into this interim role while we complete the search for a new president,” said Kathy Guyette, Mission Health’s Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and President of Regional Member Hospitals. “That search is proceeding actively and we expect to have a final candidate to present to the Board of Directors by late February.”

 About McDowell Hospital

McDowell Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital serving McDowell County. Located in Marion, North Carolina, the hospital is licensed for 65 beds and has more than 400 employees, including 120 RNs. Medical specialties offered by McDowell Hospital include: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, orthopedics, urology, and obstetrics and gynecology. Currently, five of its primary care practices have been recognized by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as Rural Health Clinics. McDowell Hospital is a member of Mission Health, a Top 15 Health System. For more information, please visit

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