Weatherford Democrat

January 6, 2013

Hospital searching for CEO

Interim head of WRMC named after Countryman reportedly leaves


Weatherford Democrat

— By CHRISTIN COYNE

After two years on the job, Weatherford Regional Medical Center’s chief executive officer has left.

According to a statement released by the hospital Friday, former CEO Cory Countryman’s last day with the hospital was Wednesday.

Countryman left to accept a position with another company in Dallas, according to hospital Marketing Manager Emily Lewis. Countryman had been with WRMC since December 2010.

Community Health System’s Barry Schneider, described by Lewis as an experienced hospital executive, will serve as the interim CEO as the company searches for permanent replacement. 

A spokesperson who responded to questions was unable to say when Countryman informed the hospital of his decision to leave his position.

“Our hospital has a firm foundation for providing excellent patient care that will continue,” said Dennis Clayton, chairman of the Board of Trustees for WRMC. “We wish Cory much success in his new position.”

The hospital looks forward to naming a new CEO as soon as possible, Lewis said.

Neither Schneider nor Countryman returned messages left Friday seeking comment.