The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 22, 2013

Herrman named president of Bass

Staff reports
Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — The new president of Integris Bass Baptist Health Center will be a familiar face to many.

Eddie Herrman will assume his new job May 20, according to a news release from Bass.

Herrman served as chief nursing officer at Bass for three years, from 2008 to 2011, before taking a similar position at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Herrman has been with Integris for a total of five years and has a proven track record of success, according to Integris Health officials.

The promotion brings him “full-circle” in his career. He and his family are looking forward to returning to the Enid community, he said.

Herrman succeeds Jeff Tarrant, who served as hospital president at Bass from 2005 through March. Tarrant recently relocated to Alexandria, La., when he accepted the position of regional chief operating officer and administrator for CHRISTUS Health Central Louisiana.

Herrman received his bachelor of science degree in nursing from Kramer School of Nursing at Oklahoma City University and earned his master’s of business administration in health care management from the University of Phoenix. He is a fellow of American College of Healthcare Executives and currently serves as president of Oklahoma Organization of Nurse Executives.

Tarrant came to Bass in 2005, with more than 20 years of hospital management experience. He previously worked at Integris Blackwell Regional Hospital, where he served as the hospital administrator from 2003-2005.

Tarrant received his bachelor’s degree in health care administration from Wichita State University in 1982, and a master’s in health care administration from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 1994.

During Tarrant’s time at Integris Bass, the hospital has developed many new services to further its mission of health improvement. Among these are Veterans Administration Health Clinic, Integris Sleep Institute of Enid, Integris Northwest Family Medicine residency program and Integris Heart and Vascular Institute of Northwest Oklahoma.

Bass is the fourth-largest employer in Enid, according to Enid Regional Development Alliance, with 850 employees.