Since joining Gordon Hospital in 2005, he has helped to improve the financial position of the hospital by opening more managed care relationships and focusing on improving productivity. He was instrumental in adding programs and services such as a cardiac cath lab, PET/CT, cardiac rehab, wound care and hyperbaric programs, Hospitalist, Urology, Orthopedics, OB and services.
Prior to joining Gordon Hospital, Huenergardt served as controller at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, also an Adventist Health System hospital, in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Baker University and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from Union College. Having recently completed his first triathlon, Huenergardt enjoys exercise. An avid golfer, Huenergardt and his wife, Melissa, are the proud parents of two young children — Christian and Chloe.
“I am very excited about working with Sam,” said Ken Finch, president and CEO of the Adventist Health System Southwest Region. “We selected him for his extensive experience in physician relationships, personal involvement in community activities and proven success at efficiently operating hospital services.”
Gary Jepson, the hospital’s former CEO, announced in September his departure from CTMC after nine years of service to pursue new opportunities.
“I am honored and blessed to serve in this new capacity,” Huenergardt said during a farewell reception at Gordon Hospital. “My family and I look forward to getting to know the CTMC team and become active members of the community; however, leaving Calhoun is bittersweet. Both my children were born in Calhoun and we have made so many wonderful friends.
“Gordon Hospital and this community will always hold a very special place in our hearts.”
By accepting this position, Huenergardt is fulfilling a goal he set early in his career.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for Sam,” says Pete Weber, president and CEO of Gordon Hospital. “He will be greatly missed by all of us here at Gordon Hospital. But we all know that he will go on to Texas and do great things at Central Texas Medical Center and in the community as well.”