Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) has named Michael Diener as its new chief executive officer.
Diener comes to FCMH with over 27 years of healthcare experience, most recently serving as director of operations for the Pike Medical Center in Waverly, according to the FCMH Board of Trustees. A graduate of the Ohio State University, Diener began his career as a physical therapist in Greenfield.
After several years in direct patient care, Diener moved into various leadership roles, including system director of ambulatory services and director of home care.
Diener was hired following an extensive search in conjunction with a consultant, according to FCMH. An appointed search committee received numerous resumes and interviewed several candidates, ultimately narrowing the field to two.
Following a tour of the facilities, these two individuals were interviewed by a team of FCMH directors and physicians. Both the search committee and the employee group strongly favored making an offer to Diener, according to FCMH.
“We believe that Mike Diener is a good fit for FCMH,” said Mark Richards, FCMH Board of Trustees president. “He has shown solid leadership, has worked in a critical access hospital, and has the personality that encourages staff. With Mike at the helm, we look to better serve our community by providing excellent patient care.”
Diener is scheduled to begin his new role as FCMH CEO in mid-August.
Fayette County Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, is a critical access hospital (25-bed hospital) with over 30 healthcare providers, complete with a full spectrum of healthcare services, and it offers same day care appointments.