W.D. Heath, Chief Executive Officer

W.D. Heath is the CEO of Select Specialty Hospital – Belhaven. In this role since 2020, he oversees strategic direction and operations, business development and patient care experiences.

Prior to his current post, W.D. was CEO of Regency Hospital Meridian for two years and Regency Hospital Hattiesburg for three years until its closure in 2018. Before that, W.D. served as corporate executive director of imaging services for the Baptist Health Care System in northwest Florida and southeast Alabama. Earlier in his career, he held multiple leadership positions within academic, not-for-profit and for-profit health care systems within Mississippi.

W.D. earned a Master of Science in health care leadership from the University of Mississippi and a bachelor’s degree in radiologic sciences from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a board-certified health care executive.

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