FRAMINGHAM – David Elgarico has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of MetroWest Medical Center. Elgarico will start his new role at MetroWest on Monday, July 18, announced Tenet today, June 29.
Elgarico joins MetroWest from Quorum Health where he served as Chief Executive Officer at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, Oregon.
He replaces Ava Collins who resigned, in April after less than 2 years on the job.
In this role, Elgarico provided executive leadership for the largest revenue generating hospital of Quorum Health’s 21 hospitals. He reported directly to the board and Quorum Health executive leadership.
During his tenure, Elgarico oversaw significant improvements in McKenzie-Willamette’s revenue, quality ranking and patient experience scores. He directed the completion of a $115 million expansion project and drove advancements in robotic surgery. Elgarico also led the hospital through the COVID-19 pandemic, setting up a second temporary intensive care unit to care for affected patients, implementing Oregon’s vaccine mandate for healthcare employees, and supervising creation of the area’s first PCR testing site, said a press release.
“David is an experienced hospital executive with a history of delivering high quality care and service growth at the organizations he has led,” said Carolyn Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of Tenet Healthcare’s Massachusetts Market, which includes MetroWest Medical Center. “We are very excited to watch the positive impact David will have on MetroWest Medical Center in the coming years, and thrilled that he chose this region as the ideal place to live, work and lead.”
Elgarico’s has served as Chief Operating Officer at several prominent facilities, including Touro Infirmary in New Orleans, HCA Healthcare’s West Houston Medical Center in Houston, and HCA’s Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen, Texas, said the press release.
“I am excited for this opportunity to work with and serve the exceptional team at MetroWest Medical Center,” Elgarico said. “Among my top priorities are quality and safety, employee engagement and patient experience, and I look forward to continuing to cultivate a culture that promotes healing and patient-centered care.”
Elgarico is a member, speaker and moderator at the American College of Healthcare Executives and was co-founder and chair of the American College of Healthcare Executives Asian Healthcare Leaders Forum. He received his Master in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from the College of Charleston, said the press release.