Lake Granbury Medical Center (LGMC) has hired former employee Derrick Cuenca as chief executive officer to lead the hospital.
Cuenca served as assistant chief executive officer at the hospital for two years, starting in 2010. Until his return to Granbury in March, interim CEO Barry Schneider will oversee operations at LGMC.
Cuenca succeeds David Orcutt who will guide Weatherford Regional Medical Center.
LGMC Board Chairman Robert Burns said the board vote was unanimous to hire Cuenca.
“Derrick brings a tremendous amount of expertise to our hospital, and his tenure here as assistant CEO is a huge asset,” Burns said.
Cuenca was promoted from LGMC to chief operating officer at Tomball Regional Medical Center. During his tenure there, he successfully planned four major expansion projects, Burns pointed out.
A veteran of the Navy, Cuenca served nine years in the Head and Neck Surgical Department, beginning as a surgical tech and finishing his service as department supervisor.
He holds a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Trinity University and a bachelor’s in Health Care Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
“I am looking forward to returning to Lake Granbury Medical Center to carry on its tradition of being a strong community hospital,” Cuenca said. “It will be a privilege to continue to expand service lines and increase access to care for Granbury and surrounding communities.”
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