Leadership with a heart for the community.
It’s not enough to dedicate yourself to a career. To make a difference, you have to love what you do with a passion. Even more so, you have to love the people you do it for. That’s what sets the leaders of Memorial Hospital of Union County apart. They’ve been involved in healthcare for years—either on a volunteer or professional basis. Sometimes both. They’ve studied hard. They’ve worked hard. They bring a level of excellence and expertise to our hospital that shines through not only to our staff, but to the community we serve. Every plan they make, every department they oversee, every budget they approve—it’s all done to pave the way to bring you better healthcare every day.
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Chip Hubbs became President/CEO of Memorial Hospital in March 2004. Prior to arriving in Marysville, Chip served for four years as CEO of Community Memorial Hospital in Defiance County, Ohio, just outside of Fort Wayne.
Chip’s management experience spans various Senior Management positions at the Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne. He has worked as the Evening Administrator for the University of Chicago Hospitals. In all, Chip has worked for nine different hospitals throughout his career in every facet from groundskeeper and maintenance to intern, fellow, Evening Administrator, Executive Director, and CEO.
A graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Public Health and a Master’s degree in Health Administration, Chip earned a fellowship at the Sinai Health System in Chicago. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and has received several professional acknowledgments for his work including Modern Healthcare Magazine’s Up and Comer Award in 2002 and recognition as one of Columbus Business First’s “Forty Under 40” in September 2005.
Outside the hospital, Chip is active in the community serving as a Trustee and Secretary/Treasurer for the Ohio Hospital Association. He is past president for both the Union County Chamber of Commerce and the Union County Family YMCA. He is also a board member of the Ohio Foundation for Healthy Communities. Chip is married, has four children, and resides in Marysville.
VP of Physician Relations & Business Development
Joining Memorial Hospital in September of 2004, Spence Fisher leads the hospital's efforts in recruiting high-quality physicians to provide medical care to our communities and also researches and pursues opportunities for enhancements including the addition of new services and outreach locations. He also supports urgent care, pharmacy and lab operational areas.
Spence holds both his Bachelor and Master of Health Administration degrees from The Ohio State University. He has over ten years of healthcare experience including positions at Ernst & Young, LLP and OhioHealth.
He is active as a Board Member of the Community Improvement Corporation and the Union County Chamber of Commerce. Spence is married with two children.
Chief Financial Officer
When it comes to managing the numbers, Memorial Hospital relies on the expertise of Jeff Ehlers who came aboard as our controller in 1997 and was appointed CFO in 1999. His responsibilities include overseeing accounting, admissions, billing, health information management, materials, and reimbursement.
Jeff came to us from Morning View Care Centers, a chain of nursing homes, where he served as the lead accountant. He was also a staff accountant for the public accounting firm of Kenneth Leventhal & Company in Columbus which is now a division of Ernst and Young.
Jeff graduated from The Ohio State University with a BSBA in Accounting, has earned his Masters in Business Administration from Urbana University, and graduated from the Union County Leadership Institute. He also has received his Certified Healthcare Finance Professional (CHFP) designation from the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
He is currently serving on the Board and Finance Committees of the Union County Family YMCA and Union County Chamber of Commerce.
Chief Operating Officer
Memorial Hospital is fortunate to have Laurie Whittington on staff for over 22 years. She served as our interim CEO during the last administration change and is currently our COO. Her long career includes 12 years as a vice president in quality, risk, and diagnostic management. She also held a supervisory position in the lab/blood bank.
Prior to joining Memorial, Laurie worked for four other healthcare facilities with experience ranging from volunteer, transport orderly, and health unit clerk to student lab secretary, laboratory services, blood bank supervisor, assistant lab director, and vice president.
Laurie is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the National Association for Healthcare Quality and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. She also served as an adjunct instructor in Allied Medical Professions for The Ohio State University.
Laurie graduated from Ohio State with a BS in Medical Technology. She also earned a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Capella University and a certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathology.
Chief Nursing Officer
Robin joined Memorial Hospital in December of 2006. She manages Memorial Hospital’s clinical nursing departments staffing more than 290 nursing personnel.
Before joining Memorial, Robin served Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville, Ohio for six years as their Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care. She made her home in Ulysses, Kansas serving as Director of Nursing at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital prior to that appointment. With many years working as a staff nurse in med-surg, home health, PACU and outpatient surgery in addition to management roles in home health and med-surg departments, she brings a wealth of experience and passion.
Robin is a member of the Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. As CNO, she serves on the Ohio Hi-Point Nursing Advisory Board. Robin is a board certified nurse executive through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She holds a Masters of Science in Management and a BSN from Indiana Wesleyan University, as well as an ADN from Northwest State Community College.
“Robin believes “successful team members make a successful organization.” She values “accountability, responsibility, consistency, and fairness.”
Victor Trianfo, DO
VP of Medical Affairs and Quality
Since joining the Medical staff of Memorial Hospital in 1999, Dr. Trianfo has held many positions within our organization including, Emergency Department Physician, Assistant Director of Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist Director, Vice President of the Medical Staff, and Physician Quality Liaison. In April 2010, he joined the Administrative team in the role of Vice President of Medical Affairs and Quality.
Dr. Trianfo is from Columbus, Ohio where he was educated by the Sisters of Notre Dame. He earned degrees in Emergency Medical Technology and Nursing from Hocking Technical College in Nelsonville, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate degree in Life Sciences from Otterbein College followed by a medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. He served his internship at Doctors Hospital of Columbus. Dr. Trianfo served as chief resident of Family Medicine at The Ohio State University where he also was an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Residency Director. He is Board Certified in Family Practice. Post-graduate studies include Fellowship education at Michigan State University.
Dr. Trianfo and his wife have three children and he enjoys fishing, shooting, and other outdoor activities.
VP of Human Resources
The newest executive to join our Senior Leadership team, Larry came aboard in 2013 to serve as Vice President of Human Resources. A seasoned veteran, he brings more than 30 years of experience and has achieved many notable accomplishments during his career, including recognition from CEO Magazine for a Super Star Award in Human Resources. He is responsible for over 750 employees at Memorial Hospital and The Gables at Green Pastures, and serves as the hospital’s liaison to its Auxiliary program.
Larry holds his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from The University of Notre Dame. He completed graduate studies in Business Administration and Human Resources at Ball State University in Indiana. He has held leadership positions in Human Resources at Frederick Memorial Healthcare System, Grant Medical Center, Riverside Methodist Hospital, and the New Albany Surgical Hospital, along with other human resources leadership roles outside of healthcare in the central Ohio area.
Larry and his wife, Michelle, reside in Westerville. They have three children and seven grandchildren who they love to spend time with. An avid sports fan, Larry loves to golf when Ohio weather allows.