Holzer names new CEO

Dr. Michael Canady has been named the Chief Executive Officer for Holzer Health System.
Dr. Michael Canady has been named the Chief Executive Officer for Holzer Health System.

GALLIPOLIS – Holzer Board of Directors has unanimously elected Michael Canady, MD, MBA, CPE, FACS, as the Chief Executive Officer for Holzer Health System.

“Dr. Canady is a dedicated physician and an excellent choice to lead the future of the organization,” stated Brent Saunders, Holzer’s Chairman of the Board. “Dr. Canady has over 20 years of service with Holzer, and his leadership experience made him the ideal choice. We look forward to working with him toward achieving our Vision and a brighter future for Holzer.”

Dr. Canady joined Holzer in 1995 following four years of service in the United States Navy. He is a graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; completed his Bachelors in Science from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; and completed a residency in General Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Canady earned an MBA from the Ohio University College of Business in 2001, and became a Certified Physicians Executive in 2014 through the American Association of Physician Leadership (AAPL) Certifying Commission of Medical Management Program.

“The future of Holzer is dependent on proving that we deeply care about each and every patient, living Dr. Charles Holzer, Jr.’s dictum that “the patient is the center of all we do,” stated Dr. Canady. “We want to be the absolute best that we can be in all we do, providing the highest quality local healthcare possible for our family and friends, right here at home.”

Dr. Canady has held a variety of positions within Holzer Health System, including Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Surgery, as well as numerous committee leadership roles. He and his wife, Kim, reside in Gallipolis, Ohio.

Holzer Health System, a not-for-profit entity, is a regional health system consisting of two hospital locations in Gallipolis and Jackson, Ohio; 14 clinical locations; a comprehensive therapy and wellness center; a dental care facility; multiple long-term care entities including senior care and assisted living establishments in Jackson and Gallipolis; over 160 providers and more than 30 medical specialties and over 2000 employees.

Holzer is accredited by The Joint Commission. Accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. Holzer’s mission is to provide Friendly Visits, Excellent Care, Every Patient, Every Time. To learn more about Holzer visit www.holzer.org.