Adena Health System CEO Mark Shuter departs after contract renegotiations fail: 6 takeaways

Chillicothe, Ohio-based Adena Health System CEO Mark Shuter is stepping down, after contract negotiations with Adena's board of trustees fell through.

Here are six key takeaways:

1. Mr. Shuter has served as the healthcare system's president and CEO for the last 11 years.

2. Mr. Shuter's contract was set to expire in June 2017. However, the board and Mr. Shuter could not come to agreement during negotiations and Mr. Shuter decided to leave.

3. John Fortney, MD, the health system's current senior medical advisor, will take over as interim president and CEO. Dr. Fortney has provided pediatric care at Adena Health System for 30 years.

4. The board will begin the search for a permanent successor immediately. The search is slated to take six months to nine months.

5. During Mr. Shuter's tenure, the health system added a three-story inpatient wing with a Woman & Children's Unit, opened a standalone cancer center and acquired Pike Community Hospital in Waverly, Ohio.

6. The leadership transition will not impact patient care and services.
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