15 CEO exits in October

CEOs' Great Resignation wears on. 

These 15 hospital and health system CEOs shared plans to leave their roles in the past month, per Becker's reports

1. Emily Sedgwick, MD, is no longer president and CEO of University Medical Center New Orleans, part of LCMC Health. John Nickens IV was named interim CEO.

2. Israel Rocha, the CEO of Chicago-based Cook County Health, will leave his role Dec. 1 to pursue a "new professional opportunity." Erik Mikaitis, MD, the health system's chief quality officer, was named interim CEO. 

3. Peggy Troy, MSN, RN, plans to retire as president and CEO of Milwaukee-based Children's Wisconsin by the end of December 2024.

4. Gar Atchison will step down from his role as market president of UP Health System and CEO of UPHS-Marquette (Mich.) in late November. He has accepted a new position as president and CEO of Petoskey-based McLaren Northern Michigan.

5. Christina Oh is leaving her role as president and CEO of Charleston, S.C.-based Trident Health to become president of Sutter Health's Greater San Francisco market.

6. Krista Roberts is retiring from her role as CEO of St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Enid, Okla., on Dec. 1. 

7. Terry Wooten will leave his role as chief executive of Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, Calif., as the hospital's parent company, Renton, Wash.-based Providence, phases out the CEO role at the facility. 

8. Chuck Kassis will leave his role as chief executive of Santa Rosa (Calif.) Memorial Hospital for the same reason as Mr. Wooten. 

9. Hal Paz, MD, has left his role as CEO of Stony Brook (N.Y.) Medicine and executive vice president for health sciences at Stony Brook University.

10. Clay Holderman left his role as CEO of UnityPoint Health in West Des Moines, Iowa, on the same day the system publicly called off a planned merger with Albuquerque, N.M.-based Presbyterian Health Services. Scott Kizer, UnityPoint's former chief legal officer, was promoted to the helm.

11. Jeffrey DiLisi, MD, CEO of Charleston, S.C.-based Roper St. Francis Healthcare System, has chosen not to renew his contract for 2024.

12. Pete Delgado, president and CEO of Salinas (Calif.) Valley Health, plans to resign. 

13. Thomas Kidd, CEO of Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette, Tenn., plans to retire in January.

14. Stephanie Duggan, MD, president and CEO of Michigan's northern region at Ascension Michigan, has taken a new role as chief clinical officer of St. Louis-based SSM Health. 

15. Debra Feigin Sukin, PhD, is leaving her role as executive vice president at Houston Methodist and CEO of Houston Methodist The Woodlands (Texas) Hospital to serve as president of Houston-based Texas Children's. As a result of her departure, Chris Siebenaler, executive vice president and CEO of Houston Methodist Sugar Land (Texas), has been promoted to a new role of executive vice president of network hospitals. 

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