Pennsylvania hospital CEO reverses decision to leave role

Grove City (Pa.) Medical Center CEO Robert Jackson did a last-minute about-face, deciding to remain with the hospital and rejecting a job offer elsewhere to the surprise of hospital officials and board members, The Herald reports.

In June, Mr. Jackson accepted the role of CEO at George Junior Republic, an organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth achieve their full potential, and said he would leave the hospital Oct. 1.

However, Mr. Jackson told the organizations' leaders roughly two weeks ago he changed his mind and sought to remain as chief executive of the hospital.  

Mr. Jackson told The Herald Sept. 17 he had been struggling with his decision to leave Grove City Medical Center for some time after accepting the new job.

"Since giving my notice to leave, I was struggling with the idea. I started working in healthcare 29 years ago. I struggled with the idea of walking away from 29 years in the health industry to start anew. Changing directions after a 29-year career proved to have more inertia than I thought it would," he said.

Mr. Jackson and other hospital officials said Grove City Medical Center did not offer him a better financial package to entice him to stay, the report states.

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