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12 Healthcare Exec Retirements Announced Recently

By C-Suite Moves  
   January 09, 2018

Curious to know which healthcare executives are retiring—and where you might find a C-Suite vacancy? Check out these recently announced retirements.

David Bailey, MD, MBA, announced his plans to retire as president and CEO of Nemours Children's Health System in Jacksonville, Fla., the organization announced January 9, 2017. Bailey, who served in the position 13 years, will continue leading the organization as his successor is selected. (HLM)

Jill Fuller announced her intent to retire as president and CEO of Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in Watertown, S.D., the organization announced November 10, 2017. Fuller, who joined Prairie Lakes as CNO in 2000, plans to remain in her position until a new CEO is selected. (Press release)

Jerry Fedele announced his intent to retire as president and CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Boca Raton, Fla., effective August 1, 2018. Fedele joined the hospital in 2008 as part of a consulting team to shore up the facility's finances. (The Boca Raton Tribune)

Bill Webster retired as president and CEO of Medical Center Health System in Odessa, Texas, effective January 1, 2018. Webster had served with the facility 17 years. (Odessa American)

Terry Woodbeck retired as CEO of Hillcrest HealthCare System Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., effective December 31, 2017. Woodbeck served as the hospital's CEO since it was founded in 2002. (GTR Newspapers)

Bob Bonar retired as CEO of Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn., The Star Tribune reported November 13, 2017. Bonar's retirement, expected to take place in December, about three years after he took the job, marks the second high-level departure from the hospital since a contract dispute with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Bonar will be replaced by Marc Gorelick, MD, the hospital's recently hired president and COO. (The Star Tribune)

Mary Ann O'Connor retired as president and CEO of VNA Care in Worcester, Mass., Wicked Local Shrewsbury reported November 14, 2017. O'Connor announced her plans to retire in January 2018 after more than four decades in the home health and hospice industry. VNA's board of directors are looking for O'Connor's successor. (Wicked Local Shrewsbury)

Jon D. Braband, FACHE, retired as CEO of Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe, Minn., effective July 1, 2018. Braband led the organization since July 1993. “Jon’s leadership has brought GRHS through a significant set of changes, all of which have made the organization the strong health care entity that it is today,” said Jeanne Conkel, President of the GRHS Board of Directors. (Press release)

Russell J. Hagen retired as CEO of Chestnut Health Systems in Bloomington, Ill., effective January 7, 2018. Hagen led the organization as CEO for 36 years. "When I joined what was then known as Lighthouse in June of 1974, I had no reason to believe that I would spend the rest of my working career with the organization," Hagen said. (Press release)

Bruce Lawrence retired as CEO of Integris Health in Oklahoma City, Okla., effective December 31, 2017. Lawrence had been with the system 17 years. He oversaw the opening of the Integris Health Edmond medical campus and the Integris Arcadia Trails Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center, among other accomplishments. (NewsOK)

Patrick Muldoon, FACHE, retired as president of UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass., effective January 31, 2018. Muldoon had planned to retire in January 2018 when he accepted the position in 2013. Jeff Smith, MD, JD, MBA, the currect executive vice president and COO, will serve as the center's interim president while a search for Muldoon's replacement is conducted. (Press release)

Bob Hemker retired as CEO of Palomar Health in San Diego, Calif., the organization announced November 7, 2017. Hemker left after 16 years of serve to Palomar "to spend more time with his family," the organization said. Hemker had been CEO since 2014. Diane Hansen was named interim CEO. (Press release)

Know of a hospital or health system president, CEO, CFO, CMO, CNO, CIO, or CQO who's moving up, retiring, resigning, or otherwise on the move? Let us know! Direct tips and questions to HLM editor Steven Porter.

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