13 CEO exits in March

Hospital and health system CEO exits have continued to slow since January. The following 13 were recorded by Becker's in March: 

1. Gregg Olson will retire as CEO of Rochelle (Ill.) Community Hospital on March 31.  

2. Garett May is leaving his role as CEO of Merit Health Natchez (Miss.) to serve as chief operating officer of Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, Ala. Both hospitals are under the umbrella of Community Health Systems, based in Franklin, Tenn. 

3. Jonathan Nalli is leaving his role as CEO and ministry market executive of Indianapolis-based Ascension St. Vincent and senior vice president of St. Louis-based Ascension, effective April 28. 

4. Perry Gay has resigned as president and CEO of Logansport (Ind.) Memorial Hospital. David Ameen, who helmed the hospital from 2010 to 2015, has left retirement to serve as interim CEO. 

5. Steven Salyer will resign as CEO of Watsonville (Calif.) Community Hospital on April 10 for family reasons.

6. Kimberly Boynton has stepped down as president and CEO of Syracuse, N.Y.-based Crouse Health. She had planned to leave Crouse once a proposed merger with State University of New York Upstate Medical University was completed, although the deal was scrapped in February.

7. Barbara Nichols, RN, is retiring as CEO of Corry (Pa.) Memorial Hospital after 23 years in the role. 

8. Michael Zenn will step down as CEO of University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics in May and move into the new role of senior advisor for enterprise strategic initiatives within the university's office of the vice chancellor for health affairs.

9. Shawn Morrow is no longer CEO of Show Low, Ariz.-based Summit Healthcare following a mutual agreement with the health system's governing board. 

10. Guy Hudson will step down as CEO of Seattle-based Swedish Health Services and chief executive of Renton, Wash.-based Providence's north division on April 1. 

11. Lori Herndon, BSN, RN, is retiring as president and CEO of Atlantic City, N.J.-based AtlantiCare at the end of June after 40 years with the organization.

12. Jay Finnegan is retiring as CEO of HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital in Port St. Lucie, Fla., part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, in April.

13. Deborah Wilson is retiring as CEO of Lawrence (Mass.) General Hospital in May.

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