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Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital CEO dies

Source: Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital Source: Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital

The CEO of Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital has passed away. 49-year-old Tim Hayward died Saturday night of complications from a liver transplant he received more than 6 years ago.

Staff at the hospital says Hayward got very ill, very quickly and his passing was a shock to them all.

Chief Nursing Officer, Beth Knight says the hospital board of directors will meet on Tuesday to discuss the delegation of his responsibilities. She said they already had the special meeting scheduled due to Hayward's poor health.

Knight said, "He had a vision for this hospital and this community and the hospital is mourning but the whole community will be mourning his passing because for the hospital he was the one instrumental in making us a level 3 trauma center, a level 2 stroke center a chest pain center."

Knight says the hospital will move forward with all of Hayward's plans for making the hospital better and continue with a large expansion that is in the works.

There is no immediate information about plans for Hayward's funeral.
Knight says that Hayward would expect his staff to continue with his vision for the hospital and keep expanding and growing.

Below is the press release from Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital:

We at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital are greatly saddened to announce the passing of our CEO Tim Hayward. He was 49.

"Tim was a visionary leader, a devoted family man and a good friend to so many in the Nacogdoches community," said Jerry Whitaker, Nacogdoches County Hospital District board chairman. "The district's board of directors, physicians and employees, deeply mourn his loss. We extend our sympathies to his family, particularly his wife and three children."

Jane Ann Bridges, chief financial officer and Beth Knight, chief nursing officer will share administrative duties on an interim basis.

The Nacogdoches County Hospital District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 8 a.m. and will discuss necessary transition plans at that time.

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