Martha's Vineyard Hospital CEO to retire in 2016: 5 things to know

Timothy J. Walsh, president and CEO of Oak Bluffs, Mass.-based Martha's Vineyard Hospital, will retire in April, according to a report from The Martha's Vineyard Times.

Here are five things to know about Mr. Walsh and his planned retirement.

1. Mr. Walsh is leaving the hospital after 13 years as CEO.

2. In speaking on his planned retirement, Mr. Walsh told The Martha's Vineyard Times, "The hospital is in very good shape, and that is the way I want to leave." He also told the publication he is looking forward to traveling with his wife and spending more time in his woodworking shop.

3.  Mr. Walsh became CEO in the summer of 2002 after serving as CFO and then interim CEO.

4. During his tenure, Mr. Walsh has been involved in an array of hospital accomplishments. That includes a new $50 million hospital that has replaced the old building, according to the report. The hospital also is now part of the Boston-based Partners HealthCare network, and affiliated with Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition, the hospital staff now includes primary care doctors, and MGH specialists provide radiology and anesthesiology services.

5. Mr. Walsh's latest project involves starting a new walk-in clinic to address a longstanding shortage of access to noncritical healthcare. The clinic is expected to open in spring 2016.


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