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DCH Health System Names Chief Operating Officer


Paul B. Betz, FACHE, has been named Chief Operating Officer of the DCH Health System.

As COO, Betz will serve as administrator of DCH Regional Medical Center, and the administrators of Northport Medical Center and Fayette Medical Center will report to him. This will consolidate operations of our facilities and streamline reporting, according to Chief Executive Officer Bryan N. Kindred.

Betz is a senior healthcare executive with more than 20 years’ experience as hospital CEO, COO and associate administrator. He comes to DCH from Maury Regional Health in Columbia, Tenn., where he served as COO and senior vice president since 2012. Maury is an independent, community-owned, three-hospital system. He was responsible for two rural hospitals, ancillary and support departments and system-wide strategic planning, construction and freestanding outpatient facilities. Before that, he served in administrative positions in several hospitals in Tennessee and Florida, and he was the administrator of process improvement for the Memphis market for Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corp. 

He received his undergraduate degree from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn. and his MBA from UAB. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and received the Regents Award from that organization.

Betz, his wife Jackie and their two children are looking forward to relocating to Tuscaloosa.

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