Memorial Hermann CEO Dan Wolterman to retire in 2016: 7 things to know

Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System, is retiring.

Here are seven things to know about Mr. Wolterman and his retirement.

1. Mr. Wolterman announced his retirement as part of a long-term succession plan implemented more than a year ago.

2. He will retire in the second half of 2016. He wants to retire when he turns 60 in July.

3. Once he retires, he plans to travel with his wife and spend more time with family.

4. Mr. Wolterman has been CEO since 2002.

5. During his tenure as CEO, Memorial Hermann achieved year-over-year double-digit growth and became the largest nonprofit health system in Southeast Texas and one of the largest in the country. Mr. Wolterman also oversaw the launch of the Memorial Hermann Accountable Care Organization.

6. The Memorial Hermann Health System Board and executive leadership have engaged an executive search firm to conduct a national search for Mr. Wolterman'ssuccessor. The board will consider candidates from inside and outside Memorial Hermann.  

7. "Dan has presided over tremendous growth at Memorial Hermann and he's done a terrific job," says Becker's Healthcare Publisher Scott Becker. "He is well lauded as a leader."

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