Eric Lybarger has been named administrator of Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. He will begin his duties on September 12, 2016.
Lybarger currently serves as the Director of Marketing & Physician Recruitment at AllianceHealth Ponca City in Oklahoma, a position he has held for the past 10 years. Overall, he has eighteen years of experience in the healthcare industry serving as Communication Specialist at Via Christi Oklahoma Regional Medical Center prior to his current position.
He earned a B.A. in Mass Communications and Master of Education from Southwestern College, Winfield, KS, and a Masters in Health Care Administration from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.
“I am looking forward to joining the PVCH team and working to continue the momentum the hospital has experienced over the past few years,” Lybarger said. “I’ve been impressed by the positive feedback I’ve received from community members, hospital employees and physicians about PVCH. Everyone I’ve talked to is very positive about the direction the hospital is headed. My family and I are looking forward to relocating to Larned and getting involved with school and community activities.”
Lybarger has been very active in the Ponca City community. His involvement has included being president of the YMCA board, president of the Ponca City Main Street board, Poncan Theatre board member and chamber of commerce member. He will be relocating to Larned with his wife Sarah and daughters Victoria, 19, Emily, 16, and Olivia, 9.
“I’m excited about Eric becoming the new Administrator at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital”, stated Shae Veach, Vice President of Regional Operations, Hays Medical Center. “We look forward to him coming to our community and we feel that he will be a good fit for our hospital.”