Mark Boucot, MBA, FACHE
Mark Boucot has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Garrett Regional Medical Center since December 2013. In addition to his role at GRMC, Mark Boucot also serves as the CEO and President of Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, WV through a management agreement with WVU Medicine. With more than 30 years of health care leadership experience in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, he holds the Fellow Certification with the American College of Healthcare Executives along with certification as a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt from the Juran Institute. He is strongly rooted in continuous quality improvement, patient safety and high quality, patient centered care. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Cabrini College and a Master of Business Administration from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Mark Boucot also holds National Emergency Management Incident Command Certifications; ICS 100; ICS 200; ICS 700: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Under Mark Boucot’s direction Garrett Regional Medical Center has been named a two time Top 20 Rural and Community Hospital.
Marjorie Fridkin, MD
Vice President of Medical Affairs/ CMD
Marjorie S. Fridkin, MD, FACS serves as the Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Garrett Regional Medical Center. She is a graduate of University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Neuropsychology and received her medical degree from The University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her surgical internship and residency in general surgery at Boston University Medical Center. While in her fourth year of medical school, Dr. Fridkin participated in the Area Health Education Center program (AHEC), studying rural primary care in Garrett County. During this time, she started her participation with Central American Medical Outreach by going on a medical mission to provide orthopaedic care in Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras. Following her residency, she returned to Maryland and started a private practice in General Surgery at the offices of Garrett County Orthopedics and later moved her practice to Garrett Surgical Group. Prior to her current role, she served as Medical Director of GRMC’s Wound Care Center.
Kendra Thayer, RN, MSN, CDE
Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services/ CNO/COO
Kendra Thayer serves as the Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer, and Chief Operating Officer of Garrett Regional Medical Center. She has been with the hospital since 1993 and has gained professional experience in a variety of clinical nursing disciplines. Ms. Thayer received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland and Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Administration at Walden University. She has also completed Core Concept Training from the American Association of Diabetic Educators and the National Alliance of Wound Care Training Program. She is a member of the Maryland Nurse Executives, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Maryland Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetics Association, and the National Wounds Care Alliance.
Laura Waters, BS-BM, SHRM-SCP
Vice President of Human Resources
Laura Waters serves as the Vice President of Human Resources at Garrett Regional Medical Center. Ms. Waters has broad experience in human resources, legal assisting, and clinical applications in the healthcare field as a prior certified and geriatric nursing assistant. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland University College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Human Resource Management. As a Senior Certified Professional, Ms. Waters is an active member with the Society for Human Resource Management and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Ms. Waters is also a member of the Human Resources Roundtable as well as the Workforce Development Task Force with the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Waters holds a National Emergency Management Incident Command Certification; ICS 100; ICS 200, ICS 700 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as well as certification as a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt from the Juran Institute.