61 hospital CEOs who retired or shared plans to do so in 2016

Here are 61 hospital and health system CEO retirements that occurred or were announced this year.

The names are listed below, in alphabetical order.

Note: This list is not exhaustive. If you are a hospital or health system CEO who shared retirement plans or retired in 2016, please contact Kelly Gooch at kgooch@beckershealthcare.com and Anuja Vaidya at avaidya@beckershealthcare.com for inclusion on this list.

1. Joel T. Allison, president and CEO of Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health, will leave his post next year to take on an advisory role.

2. Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis (Tenn.) President and CEO David Archer retired in May 2016.

3. Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, La., announced CEO William F. Barrow will retire in 2017.

4. Warrenton, Va.-based Fauquier Health President and CEO Roger H. Baker plans to retire in 2017.

5. Bruce Begley, CEO of Methodist Hospital in Henderson, Ky., retired in April 2016.

6. Jo Ann Birdzell, BSN, RN, CEO of St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, Ind., announced plans to retire July 4, 2016.

7. Peter Chalke, CEO of Lewiston-based Central Maine Healthcare, announced his retirement plans. 

8. Thomas Chapman, president and CEO of Washington, D.C.-based HSC Health Care System, plans to retire from his position, effective April 30, 2017.

9. Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, R.I., and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island in North Smithfield announced the retirement of President and CEO Richard R. Charest.

10. Brownfield (Texas) Regional Medical Center CEO Mike Click announced his retirement.

11. Rex Conger, president and CEO of Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton, Ill., will retire, effective Jan. 15, 2017.

12. Michael Connelly, president and CEO of Cincinnati-based Mercy Health, will retire Jan. 31, 2017.

13. Washington D.C.-based United Medical Center Interim CEO Andrew L. Davis retired from his position, effective July 15, 2016.

14. Naperville, Ill.-based Edward-Elmhurst Health CEO Pam Davis is retiring, effective June 2017.

15. Wyoming Medical Center in Casper announced President and CEO Vickie Diamond plans to retire in 2017, ending her eight-year tenure as the medical center's leader.

16. The Dalles, Ore.-based Mid-Columbia Medical Center's President and CEO Duane Francis retired, effective Oct. 31, 2016.

17. David Dunlap, president and CEO of Charleston, S.C.-based Roper St. Francis, announced plans to retire by the end of 2016.

18. Jon Duval, CEO of Richmond, Va.-based VCU Hospitals and Clinics and vice president for clinical affairs, announced plans to retire, effective Sept. 30, 2016. He will stay on as an advisor to the health system through March 17, 2017.

19. Rockford, Ill.-based SwedishAmerican President and CEO Bill Gorski, MD, is retiring, effective July 1, 2017.

20. John Gorski, president and CEO of Munster, Ind.-based Community Healthcare System, announced plans to retire July 9, 2016.

21. Appleton, Wis.-based ThedaCare President and CEO Dean Gruner, MD, plans to retire in summer 2017, ending his 40-year career in healthcare.

22. Mt. Vernon-based SSM Health of Southern Illinois President and CEO Philip Gustafson announced his retirement, effective Feb. 3, 2017.

23. Joe Hicks, president and CEO of the Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center and Network in Toms Rive, N.J., part of RWJBarnabas Health, retired Jan. 31, 2016.

24. Springfield, Ohio-based Community Mercy Health Partners President and CEO Paul Hiltz is retiring, Dec. 31, 2016.
25. Munson Healthcare Charlevoix (Mich.) Hospital announced the retirement of CEO Lyn Jenks.

26. Donald L. Jernigan, president and CEO of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, retired in December 2016.

27. In April 2017, the president and CEO of the northwest Wisconsin region for Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Health System, Randall Linton, MD, will retire.

28. Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Parkridge Health System President and CEO Darrell Moore retired, after serving at the helm of health system since 2006.

29. Norma Jean Morgan, CEO of Effingham Health System in Springfield, Ga., retired abruptly in May 2016.

30. Dave Morlock, CEO of University of Toledo (Ohio) Medical Center, announced plans to leave his job, effective June 1, 2016.

31. New York City-based New York Methodist Hospital CEO Mark J. Mundy announced plans to retire.

32. Peggy Naleppa, MBA, DrM, is retiring from her role as president and CEO of Salisbury, Md.-based Peninsula Regional Health System and Peninsula Regional Medical Center, effective January 2018.

33. Randy Olson, CEO of Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary, La., announced plans to retire.

34. Fairfield, Calif.-based NorthBay Healthcare CEO Gary Passama announced his retirement, effective in March 2017.

35. Silver Cross Hospital in New Lennox, Ill., announced its President and CEO Paul Pawlak will retire in October 2017.

36. Michael Perry, MD, president and CEO of Freeport, Ill.-based FHN healthcare system, will retire, effective Dec. 31, 2016.

37. Jacksonville, Ill.-based Passavant Area Hospital President and CEO Doug Rahn is retiring, effective Dec. 31, 2016.

38. Norm Rentz, CEO of Cannon Memorial Hospital in Pickens, S.C., announced his retirement.

39. Ronald Reed, president and CEO of Mercy Iowa City (Iowa), announced plans to retire, effective March 31, 2016.

40. Tom Sadvary, CEO of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based HonorHealth, will retire in 2017.

41. Peoria, Ill.-based OSF Healthcare CEO Kevin Schoeplein will retire at the end of 2017.

42. Prairie du Sac, Wis.-based Sauk Prairie Healthcare CEO Larry Schroeder plans to retire in January 2017.

43. York (Neb.) General CEO Charles Schulz retired.

44. Fergus Fall, Minn.-based Lake Region Healthcare CEO Larry Schulz plans to retire in May 2017, ending a 40-year administrative career in healthcare.

45. Randall K. Segler, CEO of Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla., retired

46. Kevin J. Sexton, president and CEO of Silver Spring, Md.-based Holy Cross Health, retired.

47. Gary Shorb, CEO of Memphis, Tenn.-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, will retire at the end of 2016.

48. Boone, N.C.-based Appalachian Regional Healthcare System CEO Richard Sparks is retiring, effective Jan. 27, 2017.

49. Thomas "Tim" Stover, MD, president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic Akron (Ohio) General, retired.

50. Berlin-based Central Vermont Medical Center President and CEO Judy Tartaglia is retiring March 31, 2017.

51. Whitehall, Wis.-based Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics CEO Brian Theiler announced his retirement plans.

52. William P. Thompson, president and CEO of St. Louis-based SSM Health, intends to retire next year.

53. David Tilton, president and CEO of Atlantic City, N.J.-based AtlantiCare, planned to retire from his post June 30, 2016.

54. Atlanta-based Shepherd Center President and CEO Gary Ulicny, PhD, is retiring, effective March 31, 2017.

55. West Des Moines, Iowa-based Mercy Health Network President and CEO David H. Vellinga plans to retire in 2017, ending a 43-year career in healthcare.

56. President and CEO of Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health James Weinstein, DO, will retire at the end of his term in June 2017.

57. Louisville, Ga.-based Jefferson Hospital CEO Steve Widener retired.

58. Thomas E. Wilhelmsen Jr., president and CEO of Nashua-based Southern New Hampshire Health, announced plans to retire June 30, 2016, after 28 years of service.

59. Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Healthcare CEO Stephen A. Williams is retiring in January 2017, after 23 years of leading the organization.

60. Evansville, Ind.-based Deaconess Health System President and CEO Linda E. White plans to retire, effective June 30, 2017.

61. Billings (Mont.) Clinic CEO Nicholas Wolter, MD, plans to retire in January 2017.


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