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John Harding of Lutz, Florida has been named Lincoln County Health System’s (LCHS) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective October 6, 2015.

“It is with great pleasure that we announce Mr. John Harding as the new CEO of LCHS,” states Anthony Taylor, board chairman. As we undertook this challenge, we promised to fill this critical position and continue the LCHS legacy as a strong, successful, independent, stand-alone facility with a financially savvy leader with strong organizational, business and planning skills. After 6 months of relentless recruiting and due diligence, we feel we have successfully done just that.”

Harding, and his wife, Carol, come from the Lutz, Florida area where, as CEO in the Tampa market, he managed a 475 bed tertiary acute care facility that was the second largest hospital in the Adventist Health System. His background includes a MBA from Avilla University, Kansas City, Missouri, a BBA from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan and over 24 years of diverse CEO experience.

“We believe with his proven fiscal expertise, understanding of the importance of operational efficiency and program development / improvement, commitment to a culture of quality, safety and patient experience, strong management and communication skills and extensive healthcare administration knowledge, we are poised for a great future,” continues Taylor.

Please join us in welcoming John and his wife, Carol, to the Fayetteville Lincoln County community.


The Lincoln County Health System is a full-service, health care system, which serves Lincoln County. The Lincoln County Health System is a multi-faceted health care system whose mission is to provide life-long health care for the people it serves. In addition to a 59-bed acute care hospital, the system consists of a freestanding rehabilitation and wellness center, a 240 bed licensed nursing home, a home health and hospice agency, and an ambulance/EMS service. The facilities are county-owned and are governed by the Lincoln County Health System Board of Trustees. For more information, visit

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