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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 ship Institute, Leadership VA, and Executive Career Field Candidate Development Program. He received a Bachelor of Science in Medical laboratory Technology from Xavier University in 1983 and a graduate degree in Health Care Administration from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in 1989. Ekeh began his career with the VA in 1989 and served as Environmental Management Officer trainee at the Alexandria VA Medical Center in Louisiana. He was then promoted to Assistant Chief of Environmental Management Service. He moved to Albany VA Medical Center in New York as a Health System Specialist Trainee in 1993, and returned to Alexandria as Chief of Performance Improvement Service in September 1993. He served as the Acting Associate Medical Center Director at Alexandria from November 2003 to November 2004.

Duane Erwin Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations Baptist Health 9601 Baptist Health Drive Little Rock, AR 72205 501-202-2080 duane.erwin@baptisthealth.org Erwin has been senior vice president of hospital operations since March 2019. Reporting to him are Baptist Health’s hospitals in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Malvern, Arkadelphia, Heber Springs and Stuttgart. Prior to joining Baptist Health, Erwin served as CEO of Aspirus Inc. of Wausau, Wisconsin, a six-hospital health system, until his retirement in 2013. He additionally served as interim CEO for hospitals within the Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Ascension Health in St. Louis, Missouri. Erwin obtained his juris doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

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