Tri-Lakes names new CEO 9/19/

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 19, 2014

Tri-Lakes names new CEO

Tri-Lakes Medical Center has appointed Travis Sisson as Chief Executive Officer. Sisson has served as interim CEO since July. 

“I have enjoyed getting to know the highly qualified physicians, employees and volunteers over the past couple of months and look forward to continuing our work together,” Sisson said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to support their dedication to providing high quality care for our patients and the Batesville community.”

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Sisson was previously Chief Operating Officer and Facility Compliance Officer at Wesley Medical Center, a 211-bed hospital in Hattiesburg, where he also served as interim CEO. 

“On behalf of the board, we are delighted to continue working with Travis in his permanent post as CEO,” said Brad Robison, Chairman, Tri-Lakes Medical Center Board of Trustees. “We’ve seen how committed he is to caring for the health needs of our patients.”

Sisson’s prior appointments include COO of NorthShore Regional Medical Center in Slidell, Louisiana, and Assistance Vice President of Operations at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. 

“I’ve had the opportunity to work with Travis in his interim role and have been very impressed by the energy and positive attitude he brings to the job,” said Mike Havens, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Tri-Lakes Medical Center. “He is a great fit for our hospital and community.”

Sisson holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and business administration from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.