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New CEO joins Gibson General Hospital

Gibson General Hospital today announced that Claudia Eisenmann joined the organization on September 24 as its new president and chief executive officer (CEO). She succeeds Mike Carney, who had been serving as interim CEO since May 2018.

Claudia Eisenmann, FACHE Chief Executive Officer Eisenmann comes to Gibson General after serving the past three years as CEO of Wilbarger General Hospital in Vernon, Texas. During her time at Wilbarger General, she directed the quality and financial turnarounds of the hospital, recruited five new healthcare providers, established a hospitalist program, launched an employee wellness program, opened a community wellness trail, and established the hospital’s foundation. Eisenmann’s efforts to revitalize the hospital earned her a nomination as one of the city’s Game Changers for 2016.

Claudia has an outstanding track record as a community leader and hospital administrator with a background in building effective teams, collaborating with physicians, and improving the status quo,” says Marion Jochim, chairman of Gibson General Hospital’s Board of Trustees. “She’s been described as tenacious and upbeat with a never-quit attitude, and this personality and leadership style have proven successful in her ability to improve quality of care as well as patient and employee satisfaction. We’re looking forward to a bright future as she leads Gibson General Hospital.”

Prior to Wilbarger General Hospital, she served as CEO of Franklin Foundation Hospital in Franklin, La., where she improved the growth of its family medicine clinic and launched new services, including urgent care, occupational health and employee wellness. Overall, Eisenmann brings more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience also holding positions at hospitals in Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Dakota, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, and West Virginia.

Eisenmann received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Kentucky University, and a master’s of business administration with concentration in healthcare management from Baker College in Flint, Mich. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

“It’s an exciting time to be part of Gibson General Hospital as it continues to grow in its partnership with Deaconess and looks to find new ways to enhance the hospital’s services to the community,” says Eisenmann. “I’m honored to join the amazing team at Gibson General, and I look forward to getting to know the hospital and the community better as I strive to meet my personal goal of coming into the community and making a positive impact in every way that I can.” 


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