8 hospital, health system CEO exits in July

Hospital CEO turnover has slowed recently — although it's still higher than it was in 2022. 

Becker's reported these eight CEO departures, retirements and resignations in July — a healthy addition to the 63 exits covered in the first half of 2023: 

1. Darian Harris has left his role as chief executive at two Providence hospitals in California: St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka and Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna. Ranjit Hundal, MD, chief medical officer for Providence in Humboldt County, has been named the interim chief executive. 

2. Caleb O'Rear resigned as CEO of Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas, N.M. Andrea Southworth, the hospital's CFO, was selected as interim CEO. 

3. Kevin Callahan is stepping down as president and CEO of Exeter (N.H.) Health Resources following its recent incorporation into Cambridge, Mass.-based Beth Israel Lahey Health. Deb Cresta, Exeter's executive vice president and chief operating officer, was promoted to CEO. 

4. Chad Wolbers will resign from his role as president and CEO of UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, in late August. 

5. Ashley Dickinson resigned as CEO of Valparaiso, Ind.-based Northwest Health. 

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

7. Heather Havericak left her role as CEO of Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to pursue other opportunities. Aurelio Fernandez III, former president and CEO of Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Fla., is serving as interim CEO. 

8. Richard Margulis retired as president and CEO of Long Island Community Hospital in Patchogue, N.Y. Marc Adler, MD, was named his successor.

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