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CHARLESTON, WV -

Davis Health System CEO Mark Doak is the 2014 recipient of the Center for Rural Health Development Inc.’s West Virginia Rural Health Leadership Award.

Center for Rural Health Development CEO Sharon Lansdale said Doak was chosen because of his leadership and noteworthy accomplishments in improving access to quality health care in rural communities. He was honored May 2 at the West Virginia Governance Forum at Stonewall Resort and Conference Center.

Doak has been with Davis Health System since 2001, beginning as its chief operating officer. Prior to joining DHS, he was a partner with the accounting firm of Doak, Cuppet and Poling, where he provided direct accounting and consulting services to rural health care organizations throughout West Virginia, including small and rural hospitals and federally qualified health centers.

He was a leader in rural health clinic development as well as the transformation of acute care hospitals to critical access hospitals.

He also is an active member on several boards, including the West Virginia Hospital Association, the local chamber of commerce, the Randolph County Development Authority and the Tucker Community Foundation.

He was recognized in 2010 in The State Journal’s “Who’s Who in West Virginia Business.” Nationally, he has served as past chairman of the American Hospital Association’s section for small/rural hospitals as well as a member of the AHA’s Coalition to Protect America’s Healthcare.

The Center for Rural Health Development is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides leadership on rural health. The center is unique to West Virginia in that it is the only private organization in the state that works across the continuum of health care providers, from community health centers to hospitals to private physicians and dentists and other health care providers.

The center’s West Virginia Rural Health Leadership Award has been given to just four individuals in the 11 years since its creation.