East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System,
headquartered in Tyler, has announced the retirement of Jerry
Massey, senior vice president of affiliate operations, and the
promotion of Perry Henderson. In addition, two of the health
system's affiliate hospital administrators - J. Warren Robicheaux
and Jorge Leal - have advanced into new roles.
Jerry Massey joined the ETMC System in November 1988, first
serving as administrator of East Texas Medical Center
Pittsburg. In March 1990 he was promoted to senior vice
president of affiliate operations, with responsibility for 12 ETMC
hospitals located throughout East Texas, as well as two ambulatory
care centers and a host of rural health clinics.
A graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree
in economics, Massey received a master's degree in public
administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
He is a fellow (FACHE) of the American College of Healthcare
Executives and has served in leadership roles with the Texas
Hospital Association and the Texas Organization of Rural and
Community Hospitals (TORCH). In addition, Massey is a trustee
with the Northeast Texas Community College in Mt. Pleasant and a
lay leader of the United Methodist Church, Texarkana District.
At a retirement luncheon held on Dec. 17, Elmer G. Ellis,
president/CEO of the ETMC Regional Healthcare System, praised
Massey's 25 years of service to the organization. "Jerry's
dedication to the people and communities of rural Texas has been
vital to the growth of ETMC," said Ellis. "His hard work over
the past 25 years has fostered ETMC's services within smaller
communities, resulting in greater medical technology, new
facilities, physician recruitment and more jobs for East Texans. In
addition, his efforts at the state level have impacted legislation
that helps ETMC and other providers serve rural needs."
With the retirement of Jerry Massey, Perry Henderson has been
promoted to the role of ETMC senior vice president of affiliate
operations. For the past 16 years, Henderson has served as
senior administrator of ETMC Pittsburg and of ETMC's northern
He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at
Tyler. In addition to serving at ETMC Pittsburg, Henderson
previously held positions with ETMC EMS and ETMC Mount Vernon.
Warren Robicheaux has been named senior administrator of ETMC
Pittsburg and of ETMC's northern hospital group, which includes
ETMC hospitals in Pittsburg, Gilmer, Quitman, Clarksville and Mount
Robicheaux earned his bachelor's degree in biomedical
science and a master's degree in health administration from Texas
A&M University. Prior to his new position in Pittsburg,
he served as administrator of ETMC Trinity and of ETMC Quitman.
Jorge Leal has been named administrator of ETMC Quitman.
After graduation from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's
degree in biomedical science and a master's degree in health
administration, Leal joined the ETMC System in 2008 and also serves
as administrator of ETMC Gilmer.