(Calhoun, Ga.) -- Pete Weber, president and CEO of Gordon Hospital, was named one of the “60 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know 2017” by Beckers Hospital Review.

According to Beckers Hospital Review, “The 60 CEOs on this year’s list possess extensive experience in healthcare management, demonstrating their commitment to offering high-quality, accessible care to rural populations. Under the CEOs’ leadership, many of their institutions have earned recognition as top-performing rural hospitals in the nation.”

“It is a privilege to be mentioned in this group, but the real credit should be given to our team,” said Weber, who has been Gordon Hospital’s president and CEO since 2009 after serving as president and CEO of Texas Health Huguley in Burleson. “It is a blessing for me to get to serve side-by-side with such a fine group of individuals and in a community that embraces their hospital wholeheartedly.”

Weber is also the president and CEO of the Southeast Region for Adventist Health System (AHS), which includes five hospitals in four states.

In order for inclusion on the list, individuals must serve as CEOs of hospitals in “rural” areas, located outside major metropolitan areas. Becker’s Hospital Review analyzed compilations by ranking and award agencies, such as The Leapfrog Group’s listing of top rural hospitals and the National Rural Health Association’s list of top rural community hospitals. The editorial team also accepted nominations for the list.

The complete list of recognized CEOs can be found at http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/60-rural-hospital-ceos-to-know-2017.

Founded in 1935, Gordon Hospital is proud to be a member of Adventist Health System. With 46 hospitals in 10 states, Adventist Health System is a faith-based healthcare organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety, employee engagement, and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System’s more than 78,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every patient.