Erlanger Health System announced the addition of Robert J. Maloney, Jr. as chief operating officer.
Before arriving at the Chattanooga-based non-profit health system, Mr. Maloney served as chief operating officer at Mercy Health Anderson in Cincinnati, Ohio, part of the Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) hospital system. During his tenure at the 282 bed hospital, Mr. Maloney achieved numerous accomplishments including leading a 65% year-over-year rehab admissions increase and decreasing overall hospital expenses by $3.7 million in a single year utilizing the improvement team concept.
“I am extremely pleased to welcome Rob after an exhaustive and thorough search process,” said Erlanger President and CEO Dr.
William Jackson. “We took our time and endeavored to find a candidate with the right experience, drive and fit for Erlanger. Rob understands the value of our community’s essential non-profit hospital system, and he knows the indispensable role our associates have in driving our mission.”
Prior to joining BSMH, Mr. Maloney was chief operating officer at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort, Ky. Previously, he served as vice president of operations for Hospital Corporation of America’s LewisGale Medical Center in Salem, Va., and also served in multiple leadership and operational positions in home health, rehabilitation facilities and hospitals. Mr. Maloney brings over 20 years’ experience in organizational leadership and strategic planning.
Mr. Maloney earned his bachelor of science in Exercise Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, Pa. He then went on to earn his Masters of Business Administration from Troy State University in Troy, Al.