3 leaders departing Obici Hospital: 8 takeaways

Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Va., announced two executive retirements and one resignation, according to a Suffolk News-Herald report.

Eight takeaways:

1. Sentara Obici Hospital President Steve Julian, MD, is retiring in early May after six years in the role.

2. Dr. Julian, a cardiothoracic surgeon, was previously the hospital's vice president of medical affairs.

3. During his tenure, Dr. Julian oversaw consolidation of community-based services on the hospital's campus as well as expansion of Suffolk-based Sentara BelleHarbour and Carrollton, Va.-based Sentara St. Luke's outpatient campuses.

4. Additionally, the hospital's Vice President of Medical Affairs Lora Herman, MD is resigning and Nurse Executive Phyllis Stoneburner is retiring in April.

5. Dr. Herman, a pathologist, played a key role in establishing the Sentara Peer Review Chairs Forum. The report did not note her career plans.

6. Ms. Stoneburner has worked at Sentara Obici for 16 years.

7. Ms. Stoneburner helped launch the hospital's Patient-Family Advisory Council and the Sentara Senior Health Services Transition of Care Clinic.

8. Amy Black, COO of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, will serve as interim president for Sentara Obici, while Donna Wilmoth, nurse executive at Sentara Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Medical Center, will become interim nurse executive at Sentara Obici. Jessica Lowder, vice president of operations at Sentara Obici, will also take on more responsibilities.

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