RD Williams is the CEO at Hendry Regional Medical Center, a critical access hospital located in Clewiston, FL. Prior to that he was the CEO at Ashe Memorial Hospital in Jefferson, NC. He received his undergraduate degree from the Medical College of Virginia with a B.S. in Healthcare Management in 1981, and earned his MBA from the Virginia Commonwealth University in 1986. Mr. Williams has worked in a variety of hospitals in Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, and now Florida.
He enjoys playing golf, reading, home restoration, and working on his 1973 MGB automobile. He is married to LuAnn with 3 adult sons and 2 granddaughters, ages 9 and 2.
Mr. Williams helped provide the inspiration for Rural Health Leadership Radio. During a conversation last year, a question was asked about the challenges of being the CEO of a rural hospital. Mr. Williams replied that it is difficult to find out what other hospitals are attempting to do, what’s working, and what’s not working. The primary means to discover this information is by spending time and money attending meetings, but time and money can often be scarce resources. Mr. Williams expressed his desire for a easy cost effective means of sharing this information. Following that conversation, Dr. Auxier was listening to a podcasts when a light bulb went off. And that is how Rural Health Leadership Radio was born. Thank you Mr. RD Williams!