Jerry Dooley named Interim CEO of the hospital

May 15, 2019

Teche Regional Medical Center Announces New Leader

Jerry Dooley named Interim CEO of the hospital

Jerry Dooley has been named interim chief executive officer (CEO) of Teche Regional Medical Center.

“We appreciate Jerry’s willingness to step into this important interim leadership role and know that he will do a wonderful job guiding the hospital through this transition. We are currently searching for the right person to fill this role on a more permanent basis and will keep the community informed of our progress,” said Robert Wampler, President, Mountain Division, LifePoint Health.

Dooley is replacing Aphreikah Du-Haney West, who is leaving Teche Regional Medical Center to transition into a new leadership role within LifePoint Health. She will be joining the team at Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester, Kentucky, where she will serve as chief executive officer (CEO) of the hospital.

Dooley is a veteran healthcare administrator with more than 30 years of experience. In recent years, he has provided interim leadership for many LifePoint Health facilities, including Castleview Hospital in Price Utah; Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City, Kansas; Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers, Georgia; Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS), a four-campus system in southern Tenn.; Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Ind.; Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Ky.; and Georgetown Community Hospital in Georgetown, Ky.

Dooley holds a master’s degree in economics from Indiana State University and a master’s degree in hospital administration from the University of Minnesota.  He is married to Mary “Cookie” Dooley, a retired school teacher, and they have two grown children, Tami and Mark.

“Jerry held the title of Interim CEO for Teche Regional back in 2017. He did an excellent job then and I  am excited to welcome him back to Teche Regional Medical Center, “said Aphreikah Du-Haney West. “He is a strong leader with significant professional experience, and I know he will do a great job leading Teche through this transition, just as he has done at his previous facilities, “added West.