Cindy Carmichael, chief operating officer of Mercy Hospital Ardmore, has been selected to chair the Healthcare Executive Magazine editorial board.
Healthcare Executive is the official, bimonthly magazine of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a 45,000-member group of healthcare managers.
Carmichael is a fellow of ACHE.
“ACHE has been extremely important in my professional development, and Healthcare Executive Magazine is how I keep up with other members and health care management news throughout the country,” Carmichael said. “I have enjoyed my three years on the editorial board and look forward to continuing the magazine’s success.”
Carmichael’s appointment as chair will last one year.
Carmichael previously was vice president of strategic development for Mercy in Oklahoma. During her six-year tenure, Mercy added hospitals in Ada, El Reno, Tishomingo, Logan County, Watonga and Kingfisher, as well as managing Seiling Municipal Hospital and OSU Medical Center in Tulsa.
Carmichael began her career with Mercy eight years ago in Ardmore as vice president of ambulatory services, where she more than doubled the number of Mercy physicians and spearheaded the transition to electronic health records.
Prior to joining Mercy, Carmichael was CEO of Moore Medical Center and Seminole Medical Center.