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River Regions names new CEO

Benjamin Richaud

After serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Merit Health River Region since December, Benjamin Richaud has been appointed to the CEO position on a permanent basis.

He joined the hospital as Chief Operating Officer in April 2016.

Prior to going to Vicksburg, Richaud served as both the Assistant Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer at Tennova Healthcare Dyersburg Regional in Dyersburg, Tenn., and began his career at SkyRidge Medical Center near Chattanooga, Tenn.

Richaud holds a Master of Science in Health Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Information Sciences from the University of Alabama.

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