Evan S. Dillard, MPH, MBA, FACHE
Evan Dillard is the Chief Executive Officer of Forrest General Hospital, a 512-bed facility located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, that provides regional health services to a 17-county area.
Dillard earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Management from the University of Alabama, and a Masters in Public Health and a Masters in Business from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Ala. He earned the title of Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dillard brings great experience to Forrest General, having served in the healthcare industry for 28 years as a manager, COO and CEO. He has a history of service on company Boards and was involved in establishing the Birmingham Regional Emergency Services System. Prior to Forrest General, he worked at various hospitals including the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, the Birmingham Baptist Health System and Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. He currently serves on the Advisory Bank Board for BancorpSouth in Hattiesburg and is a member of the Rotary Club.
Dillard is committed to enhancing Forrest General for the present and also preparing and improving it for future generations who will continue to count on the hospital's comprehensive, compassionate healthcare. Dillard often notes his passion for "winning by the numbers" - showing Forrest General's high caliber of healthcare through patient satisfaction and other quality survey results.
Evan and his wife, Gigi, have a daughter and a son.