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Ashley Regional Medical Center announces new CEO, Alan Olive

Ashley Regional Medical Center, a Lifepoint Health hospital, announced that Alan Olive has been named its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective February 19. Olive comes to Ashley Regional from Universal Health Services located in Reno, Nevada.

"We are excited to welcome Alan Olive to Ashley Regional Medical Center," said Jen Alderfer, president of Lifepoint Health’s western division. "Alan brings with him a proven track record of transformative leadership, and we are confident in his ability to elevate our commitment to the health and wellness of the Vernal community. We look forward to the positive impact Alan will undoubtedly bring to both our organization and the communities we serve."

A veteran hospital executive, Olive has served in leadership positions at facilities across the nation for nearly three decades. While with Universal Health Services (UHS), Alan and his team, significantly improved operations and outcomes at Northern Nevada Medical Center, increased the footprint of UHS in the market by expanding outpatient services, medical group scope and adding a new tertiary hospital to create Northern Nevada Health System.

"We are delighted to have Alan join the Ashley Regional Medical Center team," added Ashley Regional Board Chairman Allen Parker. "His dedication to quality healthcare and community well-being resonates with our mission of making communities healthier, and we are eager to see the positive impact he will make on our organization."

Olive earned his Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. As a dedicated professional, he is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and actively contributes as a board member for the Nevada Hospital Association. In 2020, Olive assumed the role of board chairman for the American Heart Association, underscoring his steadfast dedication to promoting healthcare progress and advocacy.

"I am honored and excited to take on the role of CEO at Ashley Regional Medical Center," said Olive. "I look forward to continuing Ashley Regional’s legacy of providing quality, patient-centered care. Together with the dedicated team here, I am confident that we can enhance the hospital's impact, ensuring the highest quality of care and fostering a culture of innovation for the benefit of our team, board, and community."

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