83 hospital CEOs who retired or shared plans to do so in 2017

Here are 83 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 2017, please contact Anuja Vaidya at avaidya@beckershealthcare.com for inclusion on this list.

1. Irvine, Calif.-based St. Joseph Hoag Health CEO Richard Afable, MD, plans to retire by the end of the year.

2. Townshend, Vt.-based Grace Cottage Family Health and Hospital CEO Roger Allbee announced his retirement plans.

3. Memorial Hermann Cypress (Texas) Hospital Senior Vice President and CEO Scott Barbe retired, effective July 8.

4. Hillsboro, Ore.-based Tuality Healthcare CEO Manuel Berman is retiring, effective Jan. 15, 2018.

5. Birmingham, Ala.-based St. Vincent's Health System President and CEO Neeysa Biddle retired, effective June 30.

6. Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based Saint Francis Healthcare System President and CEO Steven C. Bjelich's retirement was effective Sept. 1.

7. Victoria, Texas-based DeTar Healthcare System CEO William R. Blanchard will retire at the end of 2017.

8. Bob Bonar, CEO of Minneapolis-based Children's Minnesota retired, effective Dec. 8.

9. Medical City Arlington (Texas) announced CEO Winston Borland retired, effective March 31.

10. Jon D. Braband, president and CEO of Glencoe (Minn.) Regional Health Services, is retiring in July 2018.

11. J. Lindsey Bradley Jr., retired as senior vice president of group operations and CEO for Irving, Texas-based Christus Health's Northeast Texas region.

12. Bloomington, Minn.-based HealthPartners President and CEO Mary Brainerd retired June 1.

13. Stoughton (Wis.) Hospital President and CEO Terry Brenny is retiring, effective June 2018.

14. Richard C. Breon, president and CEO of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health, plans to retire, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

15. Portland, Ore.-based Legacy Health President and CEO George J. Brown, MD, is retiring at the end of 2017, after serving as leader of the health system for nearly a decade.

16. Charleston, S.C.-based Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital CEO Allen Carroll retired after 27 years.

17. Canton, Ohio-based Mercy Medical Center President and CEO Thomas E. Cecconi is retiring, effective Dec. 31.

18. Grangeville, Idaho-based Syringa Hospital and Clinics CEO Joe Cladouhos retired.

19. Philip A. Clayton, president and CEO of Conway (S.C.) Medical Center, is retiring, effective Dec. 31.

20. Toby Cosgrove, MD, president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, revealed plans to transition out of his executive roles by the end of 2017.

21. Fairmont (W. Va.) Regional Medical Center CEO and CNO Margaret Coster, MSN, RN, retired, effective April 30.

22. Dayton (Ohio) VA Medical Center CEO Glenn Costie retired in October.

23. Doug Crabtree, CEO of Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, is retiring, effective Dec. 31.

24. New London, Conn.-based Lawrence + Memorial Healthcare CEO Bruce Cummings announced plans to retire.

25. Blackfoot, Idaho-based Bingham Memorial Hospital Interim CEO Jeff Daniels retired, effective Nov. 17.

26. Evan Dillard, president and CEO of Hattiesburg, Miss.-based Forrest Health, is retiring, effective in 2019.

27. Edward Dzielak, DO, retired as CEO of Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Pa., after serving the organization for 38 years.

28. Michael Faas, president and CEO of Wyoming-based Metro Health-University of Michigan Health, is planning to retire, effective 2018.

29. Jerry Fedele, president and CEO of Boca Raton (Fla.) Regional Hospital, is planning to retire in August 2018.

30. Omaha, Neb.-based Methodist Health System announced President and CEO John Fraser will retire, effective Dec. 31, 2017.

31. Dan Friedrich, CEO of Bradenton, Fla.-based Blake Medical Center, will retire after 15 years of service once his replacement is identified.

32. Jill Fuller, president and CEO of Watertown, S.D.-based Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, announced her intention to retire.

33. Hudson (Wis.) Hospital & Clinic President and CEO Marian Furlong retired Oct. 6.

34. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health Interim President and CEO Kevin Fusco retired, effective May, 26.

35. Bayfront Health-St. Petersburg (Fla.) CEO Kathryn Gillette retired.

36. Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, Calif., announced the retirement of CEO Cyndy Gordon.

37. Lafayette, Colo.-based Good Samaritan Medical Center President and CEO Dave Hamm retired at the end of March.

38. Alexander Hatala retired as CEO of Camden, N.J.-based Lourdes Health System.

39. Robert (Bob) Hemker, president and CEO of Escondido, Calif.-based Palomar Health, retired after nearly two decades with the organization.

40. St. Louis-based Ascension Healthcare CEO Robert J. Henkel retired, effective June 30.

41. Michael Henze, CEO of Osage Beach, Mo.-based Lake Regional Health System, retired Nov. 1 after holding the position for 27 years.

42. Tom Huebner, president and CEO of Rutland (Vt.) Regional Medical Center, announced his plans to retire, effective March 31, 2018.

43. Hays (Kan.) Medical Center CEO John Jeter, MD, plans to retire, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

44. Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center Regional President and CEO Dave Kapaska, DO, retired, effective June 30.

45. Providence, R.I.-based Care New England Health System President and CEO Dennis D. Keefe will retire at the end of the year.

46. Sallisaw, Okla.-based Sequoyah Memorial Hospital Administrator/CEO Debbie Knoke retired in June.

47. Oklahoma City-based Integris Health President and CEO Bruce Lawrence plans to retire at the end of 2017.

48. Robert Letson, CEO of South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, is retiring in June 2018.

49. Michael Liepman retired as CEO of Mount Vernon, Wash.-based Skagit Regional Health at the end of the year.

50. Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Health System's Randall Linton, MD, president and CEO of its northwest Wisconsin region, retired.

51. Medford-based Providence Medical Group-Southern Oregon Chief Executive Cindy Mayo, MSN, retired in August.

52. Medford, Mass.-based Hallmark Health President and CEO Alan Macdonald announced plans to retire, after 20 years with the health system.

53. Kennewick, Wash.-based Trios Health CEO Glen Marshall retired in June 2017.

54. Buffalo, N.Y.-based Catholic Health Joseph D. McDonald announced his plans to retire in early 2018.

55. University of New Mexico (Albuquerque) Hospitals CEO Steve McKernan retired in October.

56. Marlton, N.J.-based Virtua health system CEO Richard P. Miller plans to retire at the end of 2017, ending a 21-year stint as the organization's leader.

57. Corvallis, Ore.-based Samaritan Health Services President and CEO Larry Mullins is stepping down at the end of the year, after leading the health system for 25 years.

58. Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health President and CEO Jim Nathan stepped down June 1, after serving as leader of the health system for close to 36 years.

59. Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University Health System has announced longtime President and CEO Mark Neaman will transition from his current role to become executive chairman of the board of directors.

60. Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., announced President and CEO Jim O'Loughlin retired in April 2017.

61. Fairfield, Calif.-based NorthBay Healthcare CEO Gary Passama retired in March.

62. Metairie, La.-based East Jefferson General Hospital President and CEO Mark Peters, MD, retired, effective March 16.

63. Detroit-based Henry Ford Hospital President and CEO John Popovich, MD, announced his retirement, effective at the end of the second quarter of 2018.

64. John Porter, president and CEO of Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Health, is retiring in 2018, ending a 44-year career with the organization.

65. Byron Quinton, president and CEO of Clarion (Pa.) Hospital, retired at the end of October.

66. Pasadena, Calif.-based Huntington Hospital President and CEO Steve Ralph is retiring at the end of the year or in early 2018, ending a 22-year tenure as leader of the hospital.

67. William T. Richardson, president and CEO of Tift Regional Health System in Tifton, Ga., is retiring, effective January 2018.

68. J. Anthony Rose, president and CEO of Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, N.C., is retiring at the end of December.

69. Queensbury, N.Y.-based Hudson Headwaters Health Network CEO John Rugge, MD, retired, effective July 1.

70. Cartersville (Ga.) Medical Center President and CEO Keith Sandlin will retire in January 2018.

71. Galesburg (Ill.) Cottage Hospital CEO Barry Schneider retired, effective May 2.

72. Linda Shroyer, CEO of Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, W. Va., is retiring at the end of the year.

73. Falls Church, Va.-based Inova CEO J. Knox Singleton, 69, revealed plans to retire July 1, 2018.

74. Port Huron, Mich.-based Lake Huron Medical Center CEO Rebekah Smith, RN, is retired in spring 2017.

75. Broken Bow, Neb.-based Melham Memorial Medical Center President/CEO Michael J. Steckler announced his retirement plans, ending a 32-year tenure.

76. Norwalk, Ohio-based Fisher-Titus Medical Center President and CEO Lorna Strayer is retiring in 2018.

77. Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Fla., announced the retirement of CEO Jeffrey L. Susi by the end of 2017.

78. Leesburg, Va.-based Inova Loudoun Hospital CEO H. Patrick Walters retired.

79. William Webster, president and CEO of Medical Center Health System in Odessa, Texas, is retiring, effective in January 2018.

80. Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pa., announced in March its CEO Scott Whalen is retiring, but did not specify when.

81. Houston-based Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center CEO Terry Wheeler retired, ending a 14-year tenure.

82. Petersburg (Ark.) Medical Center CEO Elizabeth Woodyard, RN, is retiring in June 2018.

83. Butte, Mont.-based St. James Healthcare CEO Chuck Wright retired, effective Feb. 17.


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