Dr. Mitchell Spahn, chairman of the Madison County Hospital (MCH) board of trustees, announced that Dana Engle has been selected as the hospital’s new CEO. Engle starts Oct. 28.
“Our board of trustees conducted a nationwide search and included valuable input from many employees, physicians and community members in the interview process,” Spahn said. “We are excited to find someone with Dana’s experience in hospital and community health, a strong understanding of the Ohio healthcare market and proven leadership to head our organization.”
Engle has been CEO of the Rocking Horse Community Health Center in Springfield since 2007. During his tenure, the organization doubled in size and received designation as a federally qualified health center. Prior to that, Engle was senior vice president of operations for Community Mercy Health Partners. He began his career as a certified public accountant and moved into healthcare finance before pursuing a career in healthcare administration.
“Dana has an impressive track record in physician recruitment and market share growth,” Spahn said. “He is committed to gaining community trust and support at MCH.”
Engle earned a bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College and an MBA from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. He earned Fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2008.
Engle is a native of Springfield and resides there with his wife and three children. He is active with the Springfield/Clark County Chamber of Commerce, Clark County Combined Health District and Rotary International.
“I am looking forward to joining the team at MCH and getting involved with local organizations,” Engle said. “This is a great opportunity.”