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Butler Named President & CEO of TRMC


David Butler has been named president and CEO of Tillamook Regional Medical Center (TRMC), according to Tom Russell, board chairman for the Tillamook operations and president of Adventist Health in Portland. Butler will assume his responsibility for TRMC, their multiple physician clinics and Urgent Care Centers along the Oregon coast on February 3, 2014.

Butler has more than 25 years of experience leading large and rural sized healthcare facilities. He currently serves as CEO for North Canyon Medical Center, a critical access hospital in Gooding, Idaho, where he demonstrated strategic alignment and accountable leadership.“David has tremendous operational experience that will help facilitate the continued growth of Tillamook Regional Medical Center,” said Russell. “He is deeply committed to the mission of the hospital and is excited to provide leadership in clinical and operational excellence to communities along the Oregon coast.

Prior to his current position, Butler was President/CEO of Jellico Community Hospital in Jellico, TN. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Long-Term Healthcare Administration, an associate of science degree in nursing and a masters of business administration from Southern Adventist University.

“I am humbled and thrilled to be part of the continued growth of Tillamook Regional Medical Center and look forward to helping meet the health and wellness needs of the coastal communities,” said Butler. “It will be a privilege to collaborate with a dynamic team and community partners in serving the needs of this vibrant region.”

Butler and his wife, Luminita, along with their 10-year-old son Nathan, and 8-year-old daughter Nicole are looking forward to becoming active members in the Tillamook community.

Gina Seufert, vice-president of Physician and Clinic Services at TRMC will be the interim CEO filling in the gap between Larry Davy’s departure at the end of the year and the arrival of Butler in early February. Larry Davy is leaving TRMC December 31 to become CEO of Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise, OR, where he and his wife have family and own a home.