Decatur Memorial Hospital names Drew Early CEO: 6 things to know

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Decatur (Ill.) Memorial Hospital has tapped Drew Early to serve as president and CEO, effective Oct. 1.

Six things to know:

1. Mr. Early is vice president of operations for Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill.

2. He has worked at Memorial Medical Center for 13 years, assuming his current role in 2016.

3. Memorial Health System, Memorial Medical Center's parent, and Decatur Memorial Hospital have plans to affiliate, pending regulatory approval.

4. Mr. Early is co-chair of the integration task force overseeing Decatur Memorial Hospital's transition into an affiliate of Memorial Health System.

5. He holds a master of health services administration degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

6. Mr. Early will succeed Tim Stone, who is stepping down.

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