Loving’s resignation from

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 22, 2001

ERMC effective May 31


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Edge Regional Medical Center CEO David Loving has resigned his position effective May 31, 2001. He is presently weighing several opportunities available to him as he moves forward with his career in health care administration.

Loving said he and his family will leave Troy taking with them nothing but fond memories.

"There is always some sadness when you are leaving a part of yourself and your life behind," he said. "Troy has been a great place for me professionally and personally. But, Missy, the girls and I are looking forward to the opportunities that are available to us. We are excited about the possibilities and challenges ahead. So, it is with mixed emotions that we take this next step in our lives."

A Community Health Systems transfer brought Loving to Troy from Hartselle in February 1997.

Loving said he has been pleased with the advances that have been made at Edge during the past four years.

"First of all, the Edge Regional Medical Center staff – team – has been eager and willing to make positive changes which improve the operation of the hospital and greatly benefit our patients," Loving said. "We have also developed a medical staff of the highest quality. We have added speciality services, including orthopedics, anesthesiology and cardiology and we continue to evaluate services available to us."

Loving said he is proud of the state of technology that has been brought to the hospital.

"In four years, we have invested more than $6 million in the latest medical technology, including diagnostic and surgical equipment," he said. ‘Investments have been made in new tests and procedures that are minimally invasive and allow for quick recoveries. We have also made a concerted effort to reach out to the community with programs such as Abstinence in Motion, the Senior Circle and programs in the schools that deal with eating disorders and asthma."

Loving said the Troy and Pike County communities have been instrumental in the growth of the hospital and expressed appreciation to the leaders in government, business and industry who have contributed to this growth through their support.

The people of Pike and surrounding counties are fortunate to have a facility that provides the quality of care available at Edge, Loving said. "The new administrator will be Rusty Eldridge, who is transferring from Nashville. I’m sure that he will find Troy and Pike County to be the same friendly and caring place that I found it to be. I wish for Edge continued growth in the years to come. I have had four rewarding years here and I want to thank everyone who has made these four years such a pleasure."