Ryan R. Chandler has been named the new President and CEO of The Medical Center


Ryan R. Chandler has been named the new President and CEO of The Medical Center. His appointment was announced today and is effective June 25.

Chandler currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Firelands Regional Healthcare System in Sandusky, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Management degree and his Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Louisiana State University.

“Ryan Chandler and I have worked together for the past six years,” said Charles A. (Chuck) Stark, FACHE, President and CEO of Columbus Regional Healthcare System. “I was thrilled when the Board, The Medical Center’s Medical Executive Committee representatives, and the other physicians and members of Senior Management participating in the interview process unanimously recommended Ryan for the position of President and CEO at The Medical Center,” he added. Stark joined Columbus Regional in February, following eight years with the Firelands organization.

Chandler and his wife, Ashley, have two children, Emma and Audrey.

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As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.