Iberia Medical Center CEO Parker Templeton to resign

Parker Templeton, president and CEO of Iberia Medical Center in New Iberia, La., is resigning, effective Oct. 25, according to The Daily Iberian.

Mr. Templeton assumed the top post at the hospital in September 2013. He is leaving to pursue other opportunities.

"This has been a difficult decision for me, but given some personal considerations, I believe this to be the best decision at this time for me and for my family," Mr. Templeton told the hospital's board of commissioners during an executive session, according to The Daily Iberian.

During his tenure, the hospital entered into a partnership with Lafayette (La.) General Health, and its operating revenue doubled from $56 million in 2013 to over $100 million in 2019. Mr. Templeton also oversaw the opening of the Cancer Center of Acadiana at the medical center and expansion of the emergency department.

Mr. Templeton was previously CEO of Franklin (La.) Foundation Hospital.

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