EvergreenHealth CEO Robert Malte to retire at year-end

Robert Malte, CEO of Kirkland, Wash.-based EvergreenHealth, is planning to retire by the end of 2018.

Mr. Malte has led the health system for eight years, joining in 2010. During his tenure, the health system became the first in the state to receive a CMS five-star quality rating.

He was also instrumental in developing the Halvorson Cancer Center in partnership with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and in creating the first clinically integrated physician network in the Puget Sound, Wash., region, EvergreenHealth Partners.

Mr. Malte has spent 42 years serving in healthcare leadership roles. Prior to joining EvergreenHealth, he was CEO of Exempla Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colo. He also served in senior leadership positions at Appleton, Wis.-based ThedaCare and Maywood, Ill.-based Loyola University Medical Center.

Mr. Malte is currently chair of the Washington State Hospital Association's board. He was co-chair of the American Heart Association Puget Sound Heart Walk in 2016.

After stepping down as CEO, Mr. Malte will serve in an advisory capacity through March 2019.

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