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News - New Hospital Administrator Appointed

October 13, 2014

Kermit, Texas (October 13, 2014) –Robert “Bob” Pascasio was named interim administrator of Winkler County Memorial Hospital (WCMH).

Pascasio brings over 20 years of healthcare experience to Kermit, including 15 years as chief executive officer of several public, community and Critical Access Hospitals.  The majority of these assignments have been in Texas, with a brief stint in Missouri.   

 “I look forward to using my experience to benefit WCMH and the communities it serves,” said Pascasio.  Most recently, Pascasio was the CEO of Sutton County Hospital District, Sonora, Texas, encompassing a Critical Access Hospital, Rural Health Clinic, wellness center and EMS agency.

“We are pleased to have someone of Bob’s, caliber and experience to serve as our interim administrator,” said Suzanne Smith, district board chair.

Pascasio was recruited to Kermit by Preferred Management Corporation, the Shawnee, Oklahoma based operator of WCMH.  Including WCMH, Preferred operates one Critical Access Hospital in Oklahoma and nine in Texas.

Pascasio received his undergraduate degree in business administration and his graduate degree in health professions from Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.  He lives with his wife, Vickie, in Anahuac, Texas, but will be in Kermit full-time, typically traveling to Anahuac on the weekends.    

“Bob is an effective communicator with a strong financial background who will work with the provider and hospital staff to address critical priorities identified by the District and Preferred,” said Mike Easley, chief operating officer of Preferred.  We think he will be a good fit with the hospital and community, and are glad he was available to take on this assignment.”

Prior to joining Preferred, Pascasio served as the CEO of Hancock Medical Center, Bay St. Louis, Missouri, Chambers County Public Hospital District #1, Anahuac, Texas.  Other assignments have taken him to Gonzales, Richardson and New Braunfels, Texas.

Pascasio has authored papers and presentations regarding the challenges facing the healthcare industry, and has secured several grants for the various hospitals.  He is also very active in community and healthcare organizations including Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, the Texas Rural Health Association and Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (TORCH).

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