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Singing River Health System CEO leaving for Jackson

Singing River Health System CEO Chris Anderson Singing River Health System CEO Chris Anderson
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

Singing River Health System CEO Chris Anderson is leaving to take a similar position at Baptist Health Systems in Jackson. Anderson has served as Chief Executive Officer since 1998. His last day will be March 1.

"Words cannot describe how much I have enjoyed being at Singing River Health System and living in Jackson County," said Anderson. "I truly love the people here at the Health System, the community we serve, and the mission we have at SRHS. This was an extremely difficult decision for my family and me to make."

Anderson said he and his wife Lisa are both from the Jackson area, and still have extended family there. He was actually born at Baptist.

"I certainly never was seeking to leave SRHS, but this just seemed to be the right time to make such a move," Anderson said.

"Speaking on behalf of the Board of Trustees of Singing River Health System, we would like to thank Chris for his dedication and service to the citizens of Jackson County and wish him and his family, as well as Baptist Health Systems, the best in the future," said Michael J. Heidelberg, President of the Board of Trustees for SRHS.

Current Chief Operating Officer/Operations Kevin Holland will serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Holland is a native Jackson Countian and has been with SRHS since 1998. The Board of Trustees will meet in the coming weeks to determine the process by which a new CEO will be selected for the Health System.

"While Chris's departure and the loss of his excellent leadership abilities will be felt, the citizens of Jackson County and the surrounding area can be assured that Singing River Health System will continue to provide the high quality health care they have become accustomed to over these years," said Heidelberg. "Our system of delivering health care is one that was developed and put in place by the combined efforts of the Board of Trustees, the CEO, the Administration, the Medical Staff, the employees, and the volunteers of Singing River Health System, and we will continue to fulfill our mission."

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