Brummett named Merit Health CAO

Brummett named Merit Health CAO


Merit Health Central has named Vince Brummett, FACHE, as the new Chief Administrative Officer.

Brummett has over 30 years in healthcare, beginning his career as a radiologic technologist and paramedic where he worked for 17 years. He then moved into healthcare management, becoming Assistant CEO at Panola Medical Center, formerly Merit Health Batesville. At Panola, he led clinical operations as well as many of the ancillary departments. Vince served as CEO at UHS-Parkwood in Olive Branch, MS, where his initiatives resulted in increased patient satisfaction, improved quality measures, and financial growth. Brummett joined Merit Health in early 2021 as Regional Director for Behavioral Health and has been an integral part of our overall operational leadership at Merit Health Central.

“Vince has been an integral part of Merit Health Central’s operational leadership for the past two years,” says Barry Moss, Vice President of Operations for Merit Health. “With his extensive experience in the healthcare industry and a deep commitment to the healthcare needs of the community, I am confident he is the right choice for this position.”

Brummett earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham after graduating cum laude from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Health Science in Health Services Administration.

Merit Health serves the healthcare needs of residents of Mississippi through its 9 affiliated hospitals. The healthcare system offers a wide array of services including orthopedics, cardiology, women’s health, emergency departments and broad diagnostic medical and surgical services.  The network has more than 1,800 licensed beds, more than 2.500 physicians on the combined active medical staffs, more than 3,000 employees, more than 40,000 admissions and more than 250,000 emergency department visits each year. 

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