LAS VEGAS (Aug. 13, 2015) – Southern Hills Hospital proudly announces that it has named Adam Rudd as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective Sept. 7. In this position Rudd will oversee all operations for the 134-bed facility.  Rudd most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

“Southern Hills Hospital is incredibly fortunate to have Adam’s leadership,” said Tom Mangione, Chairman of the Board, Southern Hills Hospital. “Adam’s extensive experience in hospital operations and management lends perfectly to the needs of the hospital as we continue to grow our facility. Together we will strive to improve healthcare in southern Nevada.”

“I am honored to become the CEO of Southern Hills Hospital,” said Adam Rudd, CEO, Southern Hills Hospital. “It is exciting to have the opportunity to work with our talented employees, volunteers and physicians, and lead the growth at this facility in the years to come. I look forward to maximizing Southern Hills’ potential in order to best serve our community.”

As COO at Grand Strand Medical Center for the past five years, Rudd was responsible for managing and growing multi-campus facility with 1,200 staff members and more than 200 physicians; implementing and managing the facility’s trauma service, which grew to be the largest trauma program in South Carolina; and managing a $54 million construction project that involved a new emergency room and patient tower among other accomplishments. Prior to Grand Strand, Rudd served at the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) West Florida Division as the vice president of operations for seven years, and before that time, Rudd was with Presbyterian//St. Luke’s Medical Center, another HCA facility in Denver, Colorado.

Rudd holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado, which includes a healthcare focus, as well as degrees in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and David Lipscomb University respectively. 

Rudd assumes the role of CEO at Southern Hills, following the vacancy by former Southern Hills CEO Kimball Anderson when he accepted the CEO position at HCA’s Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem, Utah. Interim CEO Thomas Pentz has served in the role since June at Southern Hills while the CEO recruitment occurred. To learn more about Southern Hills Hospital, visit

About Southern Hills Hospital:

Voted the Best Hospital in Las Vegas, Southern Hills Hospital provides the communities of southwest Las Vegas with emergency and pediatric emergency services, a new behavioral health (geriatric psychiatric) inpatient and outpatient program serving ages 50 and older, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, a dedicated orthopedic, neurology and spine unit, OB-GYN, diagnostic imaging and surgical services. Utilizing advanced digital technology and an accomplished medical staff, Southern Hills Hospital’s advanced care and superior service make for better outcomes and an exceptional patient experience. The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America, recognized Southern Hills Hospital as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™ for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 – the only Southern Nevada hospital to earn this recognition for four consecutive years. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, MountainView Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services. 

Southern Hills Hospital
9300 W. Sunset Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Twitter: @SHHospitalLV

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