New administrators have been named for ETMC Athens and ETMC Jacksonville from within current ETMC leadership, announced Perry Henderson, ETMC senior vice president for affiliate operations.
Jack Endres will become the new administrator for ETMC Athens. Endres has been with ETMC for almost 15 years serving as associate administrator of ETMC Athens and, most recently, as administrator of ETMC Jacksonville.
Current ETMC Athens Administrator Pat Wallace is retiring at the end of March after nearly 29 years with ETMC and the hospital.
Ruth “Raz” Cook will become the new administrator for ETMC Jacksonville. Cook has been with ETMC for 18 years. She currently serves as administrator of ETMC Trinity, and was previously administrator of ETMC Fairfield.
“Jack and Raz are outstanding leaders,” said Henderson. “They have dedicated their hospital careers to the practice of rural hospital administration making sure our patients have access to great care where they live.”
Endres earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin, a juris doctorate from Southern Methodist University School of Law and a master of laws from New York University School of Law.
In 2012, Endres received the Gordon Russell Merit Award, given by the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by rural and community hospital administrators for their leadership and dedication to the profession.
Prior to joining ETMC, Endres served as CEO of the Muenster Hospital District, and he practiced law for several years in Dallas. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is active in TORCH and Texas Hospital association, having served on the board of directors for each organization. He also is active in many local organizations. He is married and has four children.
Cook earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Baylor University School of Nursing and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Tyler. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and received the ACHE Regents Award. She also serves on the Texas Healthcare Trustees Board, and is active in TORCH and THA as well as other local organizations.
Prior to joining ETMC, Cook worked in various roles in nursing, served as a college instructor and was chief nursing officer for Trinity Valley Community Hospital. She is married and has two children.