Mike Sarian, President of Operations for Prime Healthcare has named Cyndy Gordon, RN, BSN, MBA as Shasta Regional Medical Center’s new CEO, replacing retiring CEO Randall Hempling effective in September 2013.

Randall Hempling announced he will retire from Shasta Regional at age 67. Hempling, began his tenure at Shasta Regional in April, 2009, after 30 years of healthcare industry experience. His retirement will be effective in September, but Hempling plans to stay in the area and continue his involvement in the community. During Hempling’s four years at SRMC he served on numerous community boards including Turtle Bay, One Safe Place and Redding’s Chamber of Commerce as well as being a member of Redding East Rotary and All Saints Episcopal Church.

“We have greatly appreciated Randall’s efforts over the past four years with his outstanding leadership and dedication to meeting the healthcare needs of the community,” said Mike Sarian, president of operations for Prime Healthcare Services. He continues, “We have the utmost confidence with Cyndy’s extensive experience in hospital operations, coupled with her knowledge of the hospital and its staff that SRMC will continue its mission to provide the highest quality healthcare services and programs locally.”

Gordon has been the CNO, (Chief Nursing Officer) since 2006, served as COO as well as other executive leadership positions during her 35 years at SRMC. Gordon has served on the board at Shasta Community Health since 2007, and is involved with several causes: American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and Good News Rescue Mission.

“Cyndy is a proven leader and has been the backbone at SRMC for years driving our mission to provide quality healthcare.” Her extensive leadership makes her the ideal candidate,” said Hempling, “She has a proven track record building trust and teamwork among our nursing staff, working well with physicians, increasing employee satisfaction and ensuring each patient receives the highest level of quality of care,” adds Hempling.

In recent years, SRMC has achieved national recognition for the quality of healthcare provided there, including recently being ranked as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital and 100 Top Hospital in the nation by Truven Health Analytics as well as receiving a Grade “A” rating from The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Scores.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve SRMC in this new role,” says Gordon. “We have a promising future, and I couldn’t be more excited about partnering with physicians, staff, and our leadership team to ensure SRMC continues to serve our community with quality, affordable and accessible healthcare,” she added.