November 20, 2014  

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Southern Miss Alumnus Tudor Showing Leadership with Texas Healthcare

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Nathan Tudor

As health care management continues to rank as an important element in the world of health, University of Southern Mississippi graduates are excelling in the field with innovation and leadership. 

One such alumnus is Nathan Tudor, CEO of Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kennedy, Texas. Tudor’s position at the 25-bed, 140 employee Otto Kaiser Memorial is significant, but his roles with health management are equally important as he owns a track record of success and leadership. 

Tudor has also caught the attention of his healthcare colleagues with his recent honor as the Becker’s Hospital Review’s 25 Healthcare Leaders Under Age 40 award. This award is given to 25 men and women who, before the age of 40, have come to hold executive positions within their hospital or health system in the United States and have shown exceptional leadership and promise.

“It is a wonderful honor for not only myself, but to my hospital, community, board of directors, employee’s, and physicians to be recognized by a national publication as one of the top 25 CEO’s in the country under the age of 40,” said Tudor. “It is also a tribute to the education I received while at Southern Miss, and that makes me very proud.”

Before coming to Otto Kaiser Hospital, Tudor served as CEO of Stonewall Memorial Hospital in Aspermont, TX, and earlier served as Director of Hospital Support Services and Physician Clinics for Bedford County Regional Medical Center in Shelbyville, Tenn.

Perhaps, more impressively, Tudor is a relatively young graduate. Tudor graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2004 with a Masters of Public Health (MPH).  This degree, housed in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the College of Health, is a gateway for allowing graduates to obtain leadership and management roles in health care.

Tudor has shown great success by increasing hospital quality score indicators up to 95% and doubled hospital net revenue while decreasing cost. In addition, Tudor and his staff initiated new in-patient services including orthopedic, OB/GYN, Podiatry, and Urology services, and implemented a new electronic health record system, among accomplishments.

For more information about the Department of Community Health Sciences at Southern Miss, call 601.266.5437.