Cincinnati Children's CEO takes leave to undergo cancer treatment: 4 things to know

Cincinnati Children's President and CEO Michael Fisher sent an email to employees March 26 stating he was diagnosed with lymphoma and is taking a leave of absence to begin treatment immediately.

Here are four things to know:

1. Mr. Fisher said he was diagnosed with lymphoma March 23, and his care plan is being finalized.

2. Steve Davis, COO of Cincinnati Children's, will step in as interim CEO.

3. Mr. Fisher assumed the president and CEO role at the medical center in January 2010.

4. During his tenure, Cincinnati Children's announced a five-year critical care building project, its largest expansion plan to date. The medical center also opened a new clinical research center in 2015.

"I am optimistic, and I hope to be back working with all of you as soon as possible," wrote Mr. Fisher. "I have full confidence in [Mr. Davis]and the members of my performance leadership team who will continue to lead Cincinnati Children's both in day-to-day work and in longer-term strategic efforts underway."

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