When longtime hospital administrator at the Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center Matt Thornton was put on administrative leave recently, an interim CEO was needed. The hospital board of directors turned to a veteran hospital administrator Ray Mason, now of Abilene. This is the third time Mr. Mason has been asked to serve as CEO on an interim basis in Liberty. Ray Mason says things are very different at the local hospital since the first time he served as interim CEO here. Mr. Mason says the staff here is doing a tremendous job and it is clear the community appreciates them. Ray Mason says he will stay at the Liberty Dayton Hospital for as long as he is needed.