Ronald H. Small

Published 6:15 am Tuesday, October 31, 2023

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Ronald H. Small, 81, of Bermuda Run, NC passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023.

He was born Sept. 8, 1942 to the late Willie H. Small and Anna Belle H. Small of Burlington, NC. Ron had a passion for his family, living life to the fullest and his career. He received his BS Pharmacy degree and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina. In recognition of his many contributions to the Pharmacy profession he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Campbell University. Previously, Ron was VP of Quality, Safety and Service Excellence and Chief Pharmacy Officer at Wake Forest Baptist Health. Ron served as the Interim CIO for the Medical Center’s Informatics Center and for two years as Chief Procurement Officer. Following over 36 years at Wake Forest, he worked with the Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International. Ron was a Fellow in the APhA and ASHP and a member of the Faculty of the ASHP Foundation’s Leadership Academy. He was a Certified Executive Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and a Yellow Belt in Six Sigma. Additional certifications include Quality Improvement Trainer by the Juran Institute and certification from the Intermountain Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research. Utilizing his Certified Executive Coach designation with his own company Eagle Strategic Alliance, Ron fully retired in 2022.

He is survived by: his loving wife of 47 years, Pamela Small; his daughter, Kimberly Myers (Tim) of Advance; 2 grandchildren, Jordan Myers of Wilmington and Joseph Myers of Advance; a brother, Larry Small (Karen) of Burlington; a sister-in-law, Vicki Ridenhour; an aunt Garnett Coble of Burlington; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Figjam Caregivers, 66 Court Square, Mocksville, NC 27028; or to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Ln., Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

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