Charles Hall selected as Island Hospital chief executive officer

Barb LeDucNews

Following an extensive national search, the Island Hospital Board of Commissioners has selected Charles T. Hall to be the hospital’s chief executive officer beginning Nov. 11. With nearly a quarter century of progressive operational experience, Hall has led health-care organizations in creating new services, expanding and upgrading existing programs and delivering high-quality, evidence-based care.

“Island Hospital has a long history of providing quality care, expanding services and meeting the needs of the community,” said Hall. “I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to join their team and looking forward to partnering with the region’s gifted physicians and leaders.”

In his most recent role, Hall served as interim market chief executive for AllianceHealth in southeast Oklahoma. Hall brings considerable experience as a health-care executive and an executive officer. Before his civilian career, Hall served in the U.S. Navy from 1994 to 2010, in which he served as a hospital corpsman, nurse and commissioned officer.

“Charles brings an impressive background and history of accomplishments to our hospital district,” said Warren Tessler, Board of Commissioner president. “His work in hospital organizations illustrates his outstanding leadership skills and his ability to achieve positive results. We are looking forward to Charles joining our team.”

Since 2014, Hall has held executive positions with Community Health Systems (CHS), an organization that operates 102 hospitals in 18 states. He has been responsible for budgets, strategy, contracts, service-line development, community programs, capital projects, physician groups, primary-care clinics, urgent cares and specialty clinics. As the interim market CEO for two AllianceHealth hospitals in Oklahoma he led AllianceHealth Durant, an acute-care, 148-bed, medical/academic/trauma facility; and Madill, a 25-bed critical-access hospital.

Prior to AllianceHealth – from 2016 to 2019 – Hall served administrator roles as assistant chief executive officer for two facilities of Northwest (NW) Health Systems. The flagship hospital NW Medical Center-Springdale is part of a five-facility integrated health system consisting of 222 beds and is a Mayo Clinic-affiliated medical/academic/trauma hospital. NW Physicians’ Specialty Hospital focuses on orthopedics, spine, bariatrics, and pain services delivering high-quality specialty care throughout northwest Arkansas and to the University of Arkansas athletes.

From 2014 to 2016, Hall served as the assistant chief nursing officer at College Station Medical Center in College Station, TX, a Medicare-rated four-star, general/acute/trauma facility, where he was responsible for day-to-day clinical operations, service excellence standards, community outreach as well as the facilities hospitalist and emergency-provider groups.

For more than six years, Hall also served as director of emergency services leading acute care programs including trauma, chest pain, stroke and sepsis services within the Seattle and Texas markets.

In 2008, Hall earned two Master’s degrees from John’s Hopkins University in business administration and health systems management. In 2002, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in science and nursing from Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

In 2014, Hall earned the Dallas Fort Worth Great 100 Nurse Award, the HCA NTXD Emergency Services Mentorship Award in 2013 and the HCA NTX Division Most Improved Throughput Award in 2012. He served as the President of Georgetown University’s Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives and American Nurses Association.

He is married with three children and his family will be moving here during the Christmas holidays. “Our family is delighted to become part of the Anacortes community and have our children attend the elementary and middle schools,” Hall said.

“My wife and I are extremely excited to return to the Pacific Northwest to continue raising our family. We’ve always envisioned settling into this area and we are looking forward to embracing the community and all the outdoor activities.”