Jay E. de los Reyes, MSHA, MBA, has been named Chief Executive Officer
of Lake Huron Medical Center (LHMC).
“It is an honor and a privilege for me to lead a hospital that has
served the community so well for more than 60 years,” said de los
Reyes upon accepting the position. “I look forward to working with
the physicians, nurses, employees, leadership and the executive team at
Lake Huron Medical Center to ensure the best care for the patients we
de los Reyes brings with him more than 10 years of administrative healthcare
experience during which time he has served in several leadership capacities.
de los Reyes is currently serving as the Interim Chief Executive Officer
for Memorial Hospital of Salem County in Salem, New Jersey where he provides
oversight for the 126-bed community hospital and its primary service lines
which include emergency services; inpatient medical-surgical care; inpatient
and outpatient surgery, including bariatric weight-loss surgery and orthopedic
surgery; intensive care; outpatient services such as wound care, physical
therapy/rehabilitation, imaging services, laboratory, sleep and balance studies.
Previously, de los Reyes served as the Chief Operating Officer at Kosciusko
Community Hospital. With more than 200 physicians on medical staff and
nearly 500 full-time employees, Jay was responsible for the daily operations
of a 72-bed acute care hospital and provided administrative oversight
of Radiology, Laboratory, Sleep Lab, Plant Operations, Biomedical Engineering,
Security, Nutritional Services, Environmental Services, Sleep Lab, Cardiopulmonary,
Rehabilitation, Wellness, Urgent Care and Occupational Health departments.
“We look forward to Jay’s leadership and enthusiasm”
said Rick Wright, Regional Chief Executive Officer – Midwest for
Prime Healthcare. “He has a sincere appreciation for our culture
- delivering healthcare that is of the highest quality to our patients,
and a proven track record for fostering an environment that delivers positive
Throughout the past year, Lake Huron Medical Center received the Women’s
Choice Award in recognition of being among “America’s Best
Hospitals in Emergency Care,” certification from Health Stream for
“Excellence in Emergency Care” and earned The Joint Commission’s
Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating
continuous compliance with its performance standards. The hospital has
also made significant investments in its infrastructure, expanding and
enhancing its services to include a TrueBeam linear accelerator –
the most advanced radiation therapy treatment technology available; 80-slice
CT scanners that sharpen imaging and advance diagnostic capabilities;
a new urgent care and walk-in clinic located at Lake Huron Medical Center’s
North Campus, a new pulmonary rehabilitation program and wound care center.
Later this spring, LHMC will also be offering 3D mammography.
“We look forward to Jay joining our team” said Jeff Smith,
Chairman of the Lake Huron Medical Center Governing Board. “His
experience and proven track record will ensure we continue to meet our
standards for delivering high-quality patient care.”
de los Reyes is a firm believer in community support and involvement which
has been demonstrated through his involvement as the Healthcare Committee
Chair for Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the Business Outreach
Committee for the United Way and as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
“I will work closely with our local leadership team and stakeholders
to ensure we are supporting current partnerships and continue to establish
beneficial collaborative efforts with community organizations” said
de los Reyes. “The economic health of our community is critically
important to the success of our community based hospital.”
de los Reyes earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration
from Birmingham Southern College and both a master's degree in business
administration (M.B.A.) and in health administration (M.S.H.A.) from the
University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Lake Huron Medical Center looks forward to Jay de los Reyes’ leadership
and enthusiasm when he joins the team in June. Until that time, serving
as the Interim CEO is the current Chief Financial Officer, Chris Fulks.