Dave Flanders Optim Tattnall CEO


(Reidsville, GA, January 20, 2023) Optim Medical Center-Tattnall (OMCT) is pleased to announce the selection of David Flanders as its new chief executive officer.

David Flanders brings more than 12 years of critical access and acute care hospital management experience to his new role. Most recently, he served just under 5 years as CEO of Washington County Regional Medical Center in Sandersville, GA.

Prior to that, Flanders was CEO at Candler County Hospital in Metter, GA and the CIO and COO at Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro, GA. Flanders’ healthcare experience is preceded by a 24-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard.

“I am honored to have been selected as the CEO of Optim Medical Center-Tattnall,” Flanders commented. “It is a privilege to join this mission-driven organization that is focused on quality care and exceptional patient experience for our communities. Optim has a long history of excellence and provides superior care.”

“Please join us in welcoming Dave Flanders to the Tattnall County community and Optim Medical Center-Tattnall,” said David Perry, chief executive officer of Optim Health System. “With over 12 years’ experience in healthcare and 24 years in the Coast Guard, Dave’s strong management experience and leadership skills are an asset to our team.”

With a BS in Computer Science and Business Administration from Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC, Flanders brings an additional set of skills to his new position.

“As the new CEO of Optim-Tattnall, an orthopedic specialty hospital, I fully recognize our world-class surgeons and the entire healthcare professionals’ team are essential to maintaining and expanding our reputation of award-winning care by delivering a safe and compassionate patient experience and attaining exceptional outcomes.”