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Hendrick Health COO Mike Murphy retires

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Hendrick Health COO Mike Murphy retires

After 42 years in the healthcare industry, Mike Murphy has retired as Hendrick Health’s chief operations officer (COO).

Murphy joined the Hendrick team in October 2020, after serving as CEO of Abilene Regional Medical Center, now Hendrick Medical Center South (HMCS), since 2004.

“Mike was instrumental in the integration of HMC South and Hendrick Medical Center Brownwood to Hendrick Health, and I am thankful for his contributions to not only Hendrick but to the healthcare industry,” said Brad Holland, president and CEO of Hendrick Health. “We wish him the best in his retirement.”

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in economics, Murphy embarked on a four-decade career in healthcare, starting in human resources at a hospital in Houston. He later earned a master’s degree in business administration from Sam Houston State University.

Approximately 30 years of his career were spent as CEO for multiple hospitals in Texas and Colorado, working in both rural facilities and large corporate organizations.

Murphy has served as the chapter president and North Texas regent for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), of which he is a fellow. He also was a member of the Texas Hospital Association (THA) board and the THA HOSPAC board for many years. In 2021, Murphy received the HOSPAC Annual Star Award for going above and beyond for political action on behalf of Texas hospitals and their patients.

Locally, Murphy has served on the boards of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, Abilene Industrial Foundation, United Way, Cisco College, Abilene Better Business Bureau and the American Heart Association (Executive Leadership Board).