18 latest hospital, health system executive resignations

Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following recent hospital and health system executive resignations.

They are listed below, in alphabetical order.

1. Houston-based Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Senior Vice President of Operations David Berger, MD, stepped down.

2. Polly Davenport, president and COO of Little Rock, Ark.-based CHI St. Vincent Infirmary and CHI St. Vincent North in Sherwood, Ark., stepped down Jan. 2.

3. Saad Ehtisham, COO of Leesburg, Fla.-based Central Florida Health, is resigning for a new leadership opportunity.

4. Doran Hammett, CFO of Petersburg (Alaska) Medical Center, is resigning.

5. CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs (Ark.) President Anthony Houston left for the COO role at CHI Memorial in Chattanooga, Tenn.

6. Chris Hunt, president of Flora, Ill.-based Clay County Hospital, will resign effective Feb. 8.

7. Paul LaCasse, DO, executive vice president of post-acute care and diversified business operations of Royal Oak, Mich.-based Beaumont Health, is retiring March 31.

8. Rosanna Morris, RN, president of Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, is stepping down for a leadership role at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

9. Houston-based Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Jennifer Nitschmann, MSN, RN, left the role.

10. Houston-based Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center President Gay Nord stepped down.

11. Charles A. Peck, MD, CEO of Piedmont Athens (Ga.) Regional Medical Center, is resigning.

12. Santa Rosa, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health-Sonoma County CEO Todd Salnas is stepping down, effective March 1.

13. Scott Steiner, CEO of three Detroit Medical Center hospitals, is leaving to take the top executive role at Albany, Ga.-based Phoebe Putney Health System.

14. Rick Swaine, president of Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe (Mich.), is leaving to pursue other opportunities.

15. Bernadette Thomas, COO of Oak Bluffs, Mass.-based Martha's Vineyard Hospital, resigned Jan. 22.

16. Naples, Fla.-based NCH Healthcare System President and CEO Allen Weiss, MD, resigned Jan. 23, days after staff physicians issued a vote of no confidence against him.

17. Eric Widner, president of Beaumont Hospital, Wayne (Mich.), is departing to pursue other opportunities.

18. Michael Youso, president and CEO of Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minn., is resigning April 2.

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