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Merit Health Central CEO named


Barry Moss has been named Chief Executive Officer of Merit Health Central effective March 27. Moss comes to Merit Health Central from sister facility Merit Health Rankin, where he has served as CEO since 2015.

“For the last two years I’ve been privileged to serve in the Merit Health Jackson/Vicksburg market, and I look forward to working with the physicians, caregivers and staff as CEO of Merit Health Central,” Moss said. “I’m glad to continue collaborating with our other Merit Health hospitals across the state to help patients access quality care.”

Before coming to the Jackson market, Moss served as Chief Operating Officer of Merit Health Wesley, a 211-bed hospital in Hattiesburg. Prior to Wesley, Barry worked nearly 10 years in administration at 235-bed Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama.

“Barry has been an asset to the Merit Health leadership team, and we are glad to continue working with him in his new role,” Steve Dobbs, CEO, Merit Health said. “I’m certain he will build on the quality and service Merit Health Central already provides.”

Under Moss’ leadership, Merit Health Rankin grew the number of patients served by gastrointestinal, neurosurgery and general surgery services. Additionally, the facility expanded its primary care resources for the community with the addition of two clinics.

Moss holds master’s degrees in business administration and health administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Birmingham Southern College.


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