Memorial President/CEO Appointed by Governor to Health Care Solutions Board
January 27, 2014 GULFPORT, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant recently appointed Memorial Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Gary G. Marchand, MPH, to Mississippi Health Care Solutions Institute’s Board of Directors. The Health Care Solutions Institute is a public-private partnership focused on strengthening Mississippi’s economy through developing the state’s health care industry. New board appointees were honored at a luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion on Jan. 15. Marchand has more than 25 years of health care experience in a variety of related fields, including hospital administration and finance, managed care operations and joint venture development. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from The University of New Orleans and his Master of Public Health degree from The University of Southern Mississippi. He also served in the United States Air Force. He is a member of the Healthcare Roundtable for Chief Executive Officers, Gulf Coast Business Council, and is a Paul Harris Fellow with the Gulfport Rotary Club. He is a board member of the United Way of South Mississippi and The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health Dean’s Council.