The Surgery Center of Fairbanks Appoints New Administrator


The Surgery Center of Fairbanks Appoints New Administrator

Keli Hite McGee

The Surgery Center of Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska, appointed Keli Hite McGee as administrator, according to a release. She will begin her new role on October 7. Previously, Hite McGee worked as chief human resources officer at the University of Alaska.

“I am thrilled to return to healthcare, most especially to join The Surgery Center of Fairbanks,” Hite McGee said in the release. “The center is providing the opportunity for residents of interior Alaska to receive highly advanced surgical procedures without requiring travel to Anchorage or out of state.”

Hite McGee has worked for more than 20 years in communication, human resources, training and coaching, change management and leadership consulting in industries ranging from healthcare and higher education to private, state and federal organizations, according to the release. Her career started at Golden Valley Electric Association in Fairbanks, as an organizational development officer, providing change management facilitation. Next, she became the chief executive officer (CEO) of Hites Organizational Leadership & Training in Fairbanks, where she worked with executives and organizations in the private and public sector to manage and implement change. Her past healthcare roles include serving as CEO of Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute and as interim administrator for Anchorage Women’s Clinic. She has lived in Alaska for more than 25 years in communities throughout the state and is an alumni of University of Alaska Fairbanks.

“We are delighted to welcome Keli to The Surgery Center of Fairbanks,” said Mark Wade, MD, founder and president of The Surgery Center, in the release. “Her strong leadership will help us grow our already outstanding service to patients and help us continue the considerable advances in surgery we have brought to the Fairbanks community.”