The Edmond Sun

January 18, 2013

OU Medical-Edmond names new CEO

Special to The Sun

EDMOND — Lisa Wilson will take over as chief executive officer of OU Medical Center Edmond beginning Feb. 4. Wilson currently serves as the CEO of Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas.

Wilson’s career in health care began in Amarillo, Texas, where she  launched numerous core business initiatives for the Northwest Texas Hospital System, a 489-bed facility. As the COO of Centennial Hills Hospital, Wilson’s management led to a reduction in operating costs for the 177-bed hospital while overseeing expansion efforts in the areas of surgical services, diagnostic imaging and inpatient care as well as the introduction of neurosurgery and spinal surgery.

“We are very excited to welcome Lisa into the OU Medicine family, and have no doubt that her leadership at OU Medical Center Edmond will bring tremendous benefits to the community and beyond in the coming years. Lisa and her family are delighted to become engaged citizens of Edmond, and her enthusiasm for the community is essential in this important leadership position,” said Chuck Spicer, CEO of the OU Medical System.

At OU Medical Center Edmond, Wilson will lead strategic growth initiatives and provide operational oversight. She will work with city leaders, physicians and employees to serve the Edmond community with quality health care services. OU Medical Center Edmond is currently undergoing renovation projects designed to enhance the patient experience through improved comfort and updated amenities throughout their stay at the facility.

“I am excited to join the team at OU Medical Center Edmond and look forward to working with the medical staff and employees to continue the tradition of providing quality, patient-centered care to the people of Edmond,” Wilson said.

Wilson earned her Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration from Wayland Baptist University in Amarillo, Texas. She also has a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served on numerous committees for ACHE and other organizations.

Wilson and her husband Larry, a rancher from Beaver, have two children and look forward to being closer to family and friends throughout the state.

The cornerstone of the Edmond health care community for 66 years, OU Medical Center Edmond continues to grow and contribute to the city. In recent years, the facility has opened My Birth Center, an eight-bed labor and delivery destination; a Surgical Rehab unit for patients recovering from orthopedic surgical procedures, and numerous physician clinics to serve Edmond’s residents.

The facility underwent an $18 million renovation and technology upgrade in 2011 that resulted in enhanced surgical services, including robotic assisted surgeries; a renovated emergency room; and advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities.

OU Medical Center Edmond contributed over $30 million to the local economy in 2012. The hospital is currently undergoing a $3 million renovation to its Autumn Life Center for Geriatric Behavioral Health and fourth floor patient unit. The renovation updates all the common areas and patient rooms for enhanced comfort and amenities.