The Redwood Falls City Council has appointed Bryan Lydick, of Indian River, Mich., as Redwood Area Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer with an anticipated start-date of June 3.
Lydick is an accomplished senior executive within the healthcare field. He has spent the past 13 years with Mercy Hospital Cadillac and Mercy Hospital Grayling in northern Michigan, most recently serving as Chief Business Development Officer.
Lydick and his wife, Nicole, have three children: 13-year-old Samantha, 11-year-old Mackenzie and six-year-old Brode. Lydick says his family loves to be active in the community through sports and other activities and try to give back to the community whenever they can. They enjoy spending time outdoors and look forward to taking advantage of the trails and other amenities in the community.
In his previous position he served as the lead executive for developing and executing growth strategies for two rural hospitals while providing operational oversight to non-clinical departments within the hospitals. Within that role he also provided successful physician recruitment with structured retention strategies vital to a rural hospital setting.
Some of Lydick’s professional accomplishments include leading a $3 million capital campaign to renovate Mercy Hospital Cadillac’s emergency room and obstetrics department, creating the Mercy Hospital Cadillac Foundation with over $10 million in assets, and implementing a customer service program and customer-focused culture at Mercy Hospital Cadillac.
Lydick received his bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation from Central Michigan University and a Masters degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
For the past six months the hospital has worked with the search firm Witt/Keiffer to conduct the CEO search. The firm vetted many candidates before bringing their top four candidates to interview. Three of those candidates were invited back to the hospital in March to meet the hospital’s staff and hold small group meetings with employees, medical staff, hospital commission and city council. After meeting candidates, everyone was invited to provide feedback through an anonymous online survey.