Anderson named to the MHA Board of Governors

MADISON, MS (November 18, 2021) - The Mississippi Hospital Association recently named John Anderson, FACHE, President/CEO of Anderson Regional Health System, to serve on the Board of Governors as the At-Large Representative of the Central Judicial District through June of 2024. Previously, Anderson has served on the MHA Solutions Board of Directors.

Anderson began his tenure at Anderson Regional Health System in 1990 as a Vice President.  He assumed additional responsibilities in 2008 as Vice President of Operations.  In 2011, Anderson was named Vice President and Administrator of Anderson Regional Medical Center- South, formerly Riley Hospital.  Anderson began his role as President and CEO of Anderson Regional Health System in 2015.  

Prior to joining the Anderson system, Anderson served as Assistant Administrator of Tift Regional Medical Center and CEO of Tift Regional Foundation in Tifton, Georgia, as well as Assistant Administrator of Brookwood Medical Center in Homewood, Alabama.  

Anderson is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for health care leaders. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, and he has a Master’s of Science in Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  

Anderson serves as a board member for Mississippi Children’s Museum- Meridian, Community Health Improvement Network, and Mississippi Industry for the Developmentally Disabled- Meridian.  Anderson is also an executive committee member and board member for East Mississippi Business Development Corporation. Anderson is a past board president and campaign chair for the United Way of East Mississippi and a past board member of the Meridian Symphony Association.

Anderson and his wife, Debra, have four children and eight grandchildren.  They are active members of First Baptist Church in Meridian where Anderson serves as a deacon.