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Published on June 18, 2012

Wasden Named Chief Operating Officer Of University Of Missouri Health Care

COLUMBIA, Mo. – James H. Ross, chief executive officer of University of Missouri Health Care, today announced the appointment of Mitch Wasden, Ed.D., as chief operating officer of University of Missouri Health Care, effective June 18.

Wasden comes to the health system from Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La., where he served as chief executive officer. His previous experience also includes positions as chief operating officer and vice president of Tympany Medical Inc. in Stafford, Tex., and vice president of clinical services for Ochsner Health System in New Orleans.

“We’re extremely pleased to have a person with Mitch Wasden’s qualifications joining our team at University of Missouri Health Care,” said Ross. “He brings more than 14 years of health care management experience to our senior leadership team.”

As chief operating officer for University of Missouri Health Care, Wasden will have responsibility for providing executive leadership and vision for the operational functions of the health system’s hospitals, clinics, and ancillary and support services, including responsibility for budget planning, financial performance, personnel and labor productivity, regulatory compliance and service excellence.

A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Wasden holds a doctor of education degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.