46 executive retirements this year, sorted by state

Becker's has reported 46 executive retirements in 2023. 

The following non-exhaustive list sorts executive retirements we've covered this year by state.

Note: This list was updated on Sept. 11.


1. David Keith announced plans to retire as CEO of Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau.


2. B. Konard Jones will retire as president and CEO of Fairfield-based NorthBay Health on Dec. 31. 

3. Gary Honts has retired as CEO of Indio-based JFK Memorial Hospital after 10 years in the role. Karen Faulis, MSN, CEO of Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree, will become its new CEO in addition to her current responsibilities. Both hospitals belong to Palm Springs, Calif.-based Desert Care Network, operated by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare. 

4. Diane Comer is set to retire as chief information and technology officer of Oakland-based Kaiser Permanente.

5. Craig Leach will retire as CEO of Torrance Memorial Medical Center on Oct. 31. 


6. Leslie Barnes retired as CEO of Pueblo-based Parkview Health System on May 31. Vice President and COO Darrin Smith succeeded her.

7. Gary Hall announced plans to retire as CIO of Estes Park Health.


8. Jay Finnegan retired as CEO of Port St. Lucie-based HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital in April. 

9. Steve Johnson retired as president and CEO of Rockledge-based Health First at the end of February. 

10. Terry Brown retired as CFO of Port St. Lucie-based HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital.


11. Julie Barnes, MD, will retire as chief medical officer of Rome-based AdventHealth Redmond on Aug. 31. 


12. Jon Ness, CEO of Kootenai Health, will retire from the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho-based system in early 2024.

13. Sheryl Rickard will retire as CEO of Sandpoint-based Bonner General Health at the year's end.


14. Gregg Olson retired as CEO of Rochelle Community Hospital on March 31. 

15. Marvin O'Quinn will retire as president and COO of Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health in August. 

16. Doug Silverstein will retire from NorthShore University HealthSystem, now part of NorthShore — Edward-Elmhurst Health.

17. Keith Page will retire as president and CEO of Maryville-based Anderson Healthcare in February. 

18. Anthony Guaccio, president and CEO of Swedish Hospital in Evanston, will retire at the year's end. 

19. Brenda Wolf is retiring as president and CEO of La Rabida Children's Hospital in Chicago.


20. Brian Herwig retired as CEO of Tell City-based Perry County Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of Evansville, Ind.-based Deaconess Health System. Jared Stimpson was named the new CEO.  

21. Hank Milius will retire as president and CEO of Muncie-based Meridian Health Services at the end of 2023. 


22. Cindy Carstens, BSN, will retire as CEO of Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City.


23. Bob Wright is retiring as CEO of Newman Regional Health in Emporia.


24. Richard Vath, MD, president and CEO of Baton Rouge-based Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, will retire in June 2024. 


25. Steven Jorgensen, president of Lewiston, Maine-based St. Mary's Health System and senior vice president for Tewsbury, Mass.-based Covenant Health, will retire on Dec. 31.


26. Deborah Wilson retired as CEO of Lawrence General Hospital.

27. Joseph "Jody" White will retire as CEO of Lowell General Hospital.

28. Mark Keroack, MD, will retire as CEO of Springfield-based Baystate Health in July 2024.


29. Paul Clabuesch retired as president CEO of Harbor Beach Community Hospital.

30. Barbara Rossman, BSN, CEO of Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, retired.

31. Nancy May, DNP, RN, who has served as chief nurse executive at Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan Health since 2019, will retire in December.

New Jersey

32. Gary Horan retired in April as president and CEO of Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, part of West Orange-based RWJBarnabas Health. He was succeeded by Nancy DiLiegro, PhD. 

33. Lori Herndon, BSN, RN, retired as president and CEO of Atlantic City-based AtlantiCare. Michael Charlton was named interim president and CEO.

34. Kevin Slavin is retiring as president and CEO of Paterson-based St. Joseph's Health at the end of 2023.

35. Elizabeth "Betty" Sheridan, RN, retired as chief administrative officer for Inspira Medical Center Elmer and Vineland.

New York

36. Frank Calamari retired as president and CEO of New York City-based Calvary Hospital.

37. Richard Margulis retired as president and CEO of Patchogue-based Long Island Community Hospital.

North Carolina 

38. Greg Wood will retire as CEO of Laurinburg-based Scotland Health on Dec. 31. 

North Dakota

39. Bruce Viessman, vice president of operations for the Sanford Health Fargo (N.D.) network, retired.


40. Michael Szubski plans to retire as CFO of Cleveland-based University Hospitals in January.

41. Vinson Yates, president of OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital and OhioHealth Shelby Hospital, will retire, effective Oct. 1, and Curt Gingrich, MD, president of OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, will succeed him. 


42. Scott Kelly retired as president and CEO of Medford-based Asante Health following a four-month leave of absence for health reasons.


43. Barbara Nichols, RN, retired as CEO of Corry Memorial Hospital after 23 years in the role. 


44. Paul Korth retired May 1 as CEO of Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Buffy Key was named interim CEO. 


45. Michael Ellis retired as CEO of Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana on May 26. 


46. Cindy Hecker, BSN, CEO of the Seattle-based University of Washington Medical Center, will retire in June 2024. 

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