McLeod Health is pleased to announce the promotion of Monica Vehige to the position of Administrator and Chief Operating Officer for McLeod Loris Seacoast Hospital, effective March 20, 2017. In her new role, she will be responsible for the daily operations of McLeod Loris, McLeod Seacoast and Carolina Forest Campus. Her duties as Administrator will include fiscal management of these facilities, program development and long-term strategic planning.
Vehige is a healthcare executive with 20 years of experience who joined McLeod in 2016. She has effectively developed plans and grown service areas in competitive markets. A leader with strong operational, negotiating and strategic decision-making skills, she will also support the organization’s strategic growth through solid financial and analytical skills that promote physician alignment strategies.
Dick Tinsley, who has served in this position since 2011, will remain a Senior Vice President and Regional Administrator. His knowledge and experience allows for McLeod to have governmental and regulatory representation and advocacy. He will serve as an ambassador for McLeod Loris Seacoast, and the implementation of MACRA and other projects affecting both Loris Seacoast and McLeod Health. Tinsley has held a leadership position with McLeod Health since 1998. He has been a part of healthcare leadership for more than 25 years, providing organizational expertise in a variety of duties, including vendor relationships, strategic planning, managed care, joint ventures, physician engagement and service line development.
“This transition is part of an active succession planning process for McLeod Health,” stated Tinsley. “We want to continue the momentum of growth in our counties and I am confident that the opportunities ahead will be met with excellent leadership by Monica and our teams.”
“Monica joined our team with an extremely strong skill set working in a competitive service area like Dallas, Texas. In this role, Monica will continue sharing her strong work ethic and business acumen, coupled with an extraordinary ability to work with physicians to further develop our business strategies in Horry County and beyond,” stated Ron Boring, Chief Operating Officer for McLeod Health.
Driving the strategic planning, financial feasibility analysis, physician development, and project management associated with new ambulatory projects throughout the system, Vehige has been involved with realignment initiatives focusing on growth and market demands while balancing cost containment.
Previously, she led the development and execution of strategic plans for expansion of the Methodist Richardson Medical Center and Methodist Richardson Campus for Continuing Care within the service area in Richardson, Texas. She established traditional affiliation and business development initiatives in addition to innovative programs that enhanced service lines and served as site administrator for Methodist Richardson Medical Center. A graduate of Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana, Vehige has been involved in a number of leadership activities on a national level and recognized as a Woman of Achievement in Healthcare.
“McLeod Health recruited my family and me to Myrtle Beach to lead our Carolina Forest and Ambulatory Care strategy. It is a privilege to work in an organization that is focused on its mission and values of providing medical excellence to our community. I am humbled and honored to be selected for this position. I look forward to serving the patients and working with the physicians, leadership team and employees as we grow and open new services at McLeod Loris Seacoast Hospital and across Horry County,” added Vehige. “Dick has provided extraordinary leadership to McLeod Loris Seacoast during the past five years as the facilities have transitioned from an independent hospital system to McLeod Health. I look forward to serving in partnership with him as he shares his leadership successes and vision for the future.”
Vehige is married to Jeff; they have four children and reside in the Carolina Forest community of Horry County.