Community Medical Centers picks new CEO for Fresno hospital

The Fresno BeeJune 18, 2014 

Craig Wagoner, new CEO at Community Regional Medical Center

Community Medical Centers has picked Craig Wagoner to run Community Regional Medical Center, its flagship hospital in downtown Fresno.

Wagoner's new job begins immediately.

Community had tapped Wagoner to serve in an interim capacity to replace Jack Chubb, who resigned as CEO earlier this year.

"During his seven years with Community, Craig has shown steady leadership and a commitment to excellence and innovation," Patrick Rafferty, Community's executive vice president and corporate chief operating officer, said in a statement to announce Wagoner's appointment.

Wagoner worked in hospital and healthcare leadership positions in Utah, Tennessee and Nevada before joining Clovis Community Medical Center as chief operating officer in 2007. At Clovis, he helped guide a $350 million expansion, doubling the size of the hospital. In 2011, he moved into the same role at Community Regional, where he also was involved in expansion projects, Community Medical Centers said.

"I take great pride in knowing what we do here has a profound and positive impact on the well-being of so many people in the Valley," Wagoner said in a statement. "I look forward to working with our incredibly dedicated staff and physicians to continue providing quality care and healthcare leadership especially in these uncertain times."

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