8 recent hospital, health system executive resignations

A number of hospital and health system executives have recently stepped down or announced plans to step down from their positions. 

Here are eight hospital and health system executive resignations that were reported by Becker's since May 2: 

1. Martin Padgett left his role as CEO of Jeffersonville, Ind.-based Clark Memorial Health and Scottsburg, Ind.-based Scott Memorial Health to pursue other opportunities, a hospital spokesperson said. Bruce Tassin began serving as interim CEO for both hospitals in the southern Indiana market on May 30.

2. Jeanell Rasmussen, RN, is stepping down as chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care at St. Michael Medical Center in Silverdale, Wash., according to an internal memo obtained by the Kitsap Sun. Ms. Rasmussen is taking some "much-deserved time off after an intense few years before pursuing new opportunities" and will be with the hospital until June 2, St. Michael Medical Center President Chad Melton told staff in April, according to the newspaper. Ms. Rasmussen joined the hospital in 2013. 

3. Todd Burch is stepping down as president and CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Mr. Burch is stepping down to pursue other opportunities, according to a news release shared with Becker's. Chad Grant, executive vice president and COO of Grand Blanc, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care, will serve as interim CEO. 

4. Jeff Sanders is leaving his role as president of the MaineHealth southern region later this summer. Mr. Sanders has served as president of the southern region of MaineHealth since November 2022, according to his LinkedIn page. Joel Botler, MD, chief medical officer for the MaineHealth southern region, was named regional chief medical officer and interim regional president.

5. Al Gobeille stepped down as executive vice president and COO for Burlington-based University of Vermont Health Network "to pursue his other business interests," the health system said. Mr. Gobeille has served as COO since September 2019.

6. Jeremy Ensey, CEO of St. Luke Hospital and Living Center in Marion, Kan., resigned during a May 2 board meeting. Mr. Ensey will remain in the role through late July.

7. Tanya Sharp resigned as CEO of Boone County Health Center in Albion, Neb. Ms. Sharp left the role to pursue other opportunities, according to an April 28 news release from the hospital. Kristie Stricklin was named interim CEO.

8. Art Mathisen, president of Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., submitted his resignation. The resignation is effective July 7. Mr. Mathisen will begin a new role as president and CEO of Hermiston, Ore.-based Good Shepherd Health Care System.

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