Singing River Health System Selects New Chief Executive Officer

Singing River Health System Selects New Chief Executive Officer

Trustees name new CEO after National Search

Pascagoula, MS – After an extensive review of highly qualified candidates, the Singing River Health System Board of Trustees has selected Lee Bond as the system’s new Chief Executive Officer. The announcement follows a comprehensive search and interview process with a national health care recruiting firm.

“The trustees met a number of strong candidates for the CEO position, and Lee Bond’s combination of financial, operations and management expertise along with his deep commitment to our community make him the clear choice,” said Board President Steven Ates. “Lee has a vision for the future of our health system that will enable us to continue providing the highest quality care, and we’re delighted that he has accepted the position with our full support.”

Bond joined Singing River in 2013 in the Finance Department, later becoming Chief Financial Officer where he was instrumental in helping lead the system’s financial turnaround. He has served as the health system’s Chief Operating Officer since 2016. 

Prior to joining Singing River, Bond held leadership roles in operations and finance in the hospitality and gaming industry. A native of Jackson County, Bond graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama in 1992 and has served as a Certified Public Accountant and a Past President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Mississippi Society of CPA’s. His community leadership roles across the coast include the Board of Directors for the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the Bacot-McCarty Foundation, and the Pascagoula River Audubon Center. In addition, Bond is a graduate of Leadership Jackson County and was recognized as a Top 10 Outstanding Community Leader for South Mississippi.  

The second largest employer in Jackson County and among the largest healthcare providers in Mississippi, Singing River Health System employs more than 2,400 physicians, nurses, and staff with an annual economic impact in excess of $300 million. Bond will oversee the system’s two award winning hospitals along with its outpatient clinics, Regional Cancer Center, Hospice of Light and other related services. 

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