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ST. LOUIS: Hirsch steps down as Forest Park Hospital CEO

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 30, 2009

John Hirsch, MD, resigned this week as CEO of Forest Park Hospital after less than a year on the job. The stint as CEO was Hirsch's second at the hospital, having also served in the role from December 2004 to August 2005. Prior to his first run as CEO, Hirsch failed in an attempt with other physicians to purchase the hospital. Success Healthcare LLC of Boca Raton, FL, purchased Forest Park and St. Alexius hospitals of St. Louis last December from Envision Hospital Corp. of Arizona. The company named Jim O'Keefe as interim CEO of Forest Park. O'Keefe previously worked as an executive at BH1 and Baptist Hospital in Nashville, TN. Most recently O'Keefe served as interim CFO of Cape Cod Healthcare in Massachusetts.