Gray Mills has been named vice president of strategic development for Scotland Health Care System, officials announced on Friday.
Mills have been the health care system since January 2007, serving as director of physician/community relations and marketing. During that period, Mills implemented a surgical services campaign which featured TV, radio, print, and billboard ads touting the fact that Scotland Health Care System surgeons were rated in the top ten for surgical quality in North Carolina. He also was responsible for the Health Care System’s new branding campaign “I’m a believer” and national cardio vascular ads.
Greg Wood, the system’s president and CEO, said Mills has demonstrated the skills, attributes, and values to lead one of the most important strategic functions: growth of key service lines and the integration of our physician practices into the system.
“Gray will continue oversight of the marketing functions, but will also have executive responsibility for Scotland Regional Health Network (our physician practices), rehabilitation services, physician recruitment and financial analysis service,” Wood said. “He understands well how to work with groups of sometimes disparate individuals to align common interests and keep them focused to accomplish critical goals. With his new role, and stronger team, he will have the authority, responsibility, and accountability to ensure we continue to expand the quality and quantity of services we offer our communities.”
Mills a Rockingham native, said he was “extremely excited” about this new role and the part he will play in strengthening Scotland Health Care System.
Mills is married to Karen Mills who is also employed with the Health Care System. The couple lives in Rockingham and has two teenage daughters, Hannah age 17 and Becca 16.