A community gathering was held last Friday to say goodbye to Bryant Anderson, CEO of Anthony Medical Center (AMC). Over the past 10 years that Anderson served as the CEO he has also served as a President of the Anthony Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Harper County Economic Development Committee, Anthony Chamber of Commerce Downtown Planning Commission, and has been a dedicated member to the Anthony United Methodist Church.
Anderson joined the AMC team in 2005 improving and updating the building and procedures inch-by-inch. Some of the major projects that Anderson spearheaded were constructing of the Outpatient Specialty Clinic, replacing heating/cooling/water/fire infrastructure, remodeling the interior corridor of the hospital, fully updating the Radiology Department with a new DEXA scanner, CT, digital/portable ultrasound and a digital x-ray room, as well as retaining a Community Block Development Grant to construct a wellness center, ambulance bay and education center. “AMC will miss his enthusiasm and vision for the future as well as his passion for providing the community with access to receive all of their healthcare locally,” said Kim Barwick, Human Resources Director, AMC.
“It has been a rewarding and fulfilling 10 years and I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to serve the people of Hospital District Number #6. I would like to thank the community for their support of Anthony Medical Center over the years and I especially want to thank my AMC family, the employees and board members, for believing in the mission of AMC and never giving up. I will always remember their efforts and sacrifices. Lastly, thank you to my wife for her support when I needed it most. I wish the community all the best and hope that wonderful support for healthcare will continue,” said Anderson on his departure from Anthony. Anderson’s last day was February 28, 2015. Kim Barwick and Lori Allen will be co-managing Anthony Medical Center during the interim.