Connors, a 14-year employee at Holzer Clinic, has served as associate administrator in charge of clinic operations since 1995. His appointment as CEO is effective Feb. 1.
“Mr. Connors has a keen understanding and awareness of the overall state of health care and what it will take for Holzer Clinic to remain competitive while providing low-cost comprehensive care to our patients. His leadership skills and commitment to the organization are evident to all who have had the privilege to work with him,” said Dr. T. Wayne Munro, the clinic’s president.
“After an extensive internal and national search, our board of directors agreed unanimously that Mr. Connors should lead our team of skilled professionals. We have great confidence in him,” Munro added.
As associate administrator for operations, Connors has been actively involved in the oversight of the Holzer Cardiovascular Institute and the Holzer Center for Cancer Care joint ventures. He has been instrumental in the development and expansion of Holzer Clinic’s ambulatory surgery center, advanced laboratory, and digital diagnostic testing services.
Connors has led results-based business plan development for all major capital projects, including the implementation of Holzer Clinic’s electronic medical records system, and is committed to streamlining financial and administrative practices.
“The landscape of health care is ever-changing and evolving with rapid advances in technology, research innovations and governmental interaction,” Connors said.
“The immediate future will present a number of challenges as well as unique opportunities. I am continually impressed with the caliber of our physicians and staff and look forward to working with our physician leadership in facing these upcoming challenges while continuing to increase the quality of care for our patients,” he added.
Connors received his bachelor of science degree from West Virginia University, a master’s degree in athletic training and sports medicine from the University of Virginia, and a master’s degree in business administration from Rider University in New Jersey.
He has worked as a sports medicine specialist with the Olympic teams in Bahrain, as a department director with Hamilton Hospital in Trenton, N.J., as a private consultant, and as assistant vice president for professional services with Easton Hospital in Easton, Pa.