December 3, 2008 Edition

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Lambert to lead LHS

Terry Lambert
The Board of Directors of Lawrence Health Services has announced the hiring of Terry Lambert as president of Lawrence Health Services. Lambert will assume his duties on Jan. 5.

A native of Corinth, Miss., he is a graduate of Memphis State University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and a master's degree in business administration.

He entered the healthcare industry in 1979, first as assistant controller and then chief financial officer of Helena Hospital in Helena. He then became chief executive officer at Lee Memorial County Hospital in Marianna.

He also was chief executive officer at Bolivar Community Hospital in Bolivar, Tenn., for three years and then did a short interim assignment in Abbeville, La., followed by seven years at Knoxville Area Community Hospital in Knoxville, Iowa.

Lambert has been at Newman Regional Health in Emporia, Kansas, for the past 12 years. During his tenure at Newman, the facility was transformed from a county hospital to a regional medical center. He helped the hospital fulfill its regional image through expansion of existing hospital services, as well as establishing new services.

Lambert stated that he was interested in relocating farther south to be closer to his family in Mississippi and Louisiana. He is also excited to be back in a small facility, where he can take a more "hands on" approach to management and utilize his past experience to help improve healthcare services in the Lawrence County area.

He will be joined here by his wife, Alicia. The Lamberts have a son, Clay, who is attending Emporia State University, and a daughter, Cole Gilbert, her husband, Chad, and their granddaughter, Ava, living in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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