WADESBORO — Carolinas HealthCare System announced that Gary Henderson will serve as the assistant vice president of the new Carolinas Healthcare System-Anson campus, as Dr. Fredrick Thompson retires and begins a new role as director of the Anson County Health Department.
Henderson recently served as the executive director for two long-term care facilities within the System, Jesse Helms Nursing Center in Monroe, and Lillie Bennett Nursing Center in Wadesboro.
“Gary is a proven leader with more than a decade of patient-care experience and six years managing complex healthcare facilities,” said Michael Lutes, senior vice president of the system’s southeastern division and president of Carolinas Medical Center-Union.
“His commitment to communication, team-building and innovation is the reason he’ll lead the evolution of healthcare in Anson County. He is the right person to lead us through this exciting transformation to build a model that is focused on well care, not sick care.”
Henderson began his career as a licensed practical nurse and combat medic with the United States Army, where he also studied healthcare quality. After earning a Master’s of Business Administration from Campbell University, Henderson completed an administrative fellowship at Riverside Health and Rehab Center in Danville, Va. His administration career spans rehabilitation and long term care facilities of all sizes and levels of complexity.
“I am thrilled about the opportunity to continue to serve Wadesboro and Anson County,” said Henderson. “I’ve been close to the development of the new Anson campus and eagerly await the care we will offer there, as well as the innovative partnerships we are creating in the community to truly transform the health status of this community.”