Portland Clinic CEO Michael Schwab to retire: 3 things to know

Michael Schwab, CEO of The Portland (Ore.) Clinic, is retiring, according to a Portland Business Journal report.

Mr. Schwab is retiring as CEO next week, although he said he plans to "stick around until the end of June to provide continuity," according to the report. He is succeeded by Dick Clark, who has served as executive director of Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation.

Here are three things to know about Mr. Schwab.

1. Mr. Schwab came to the clinic in 1973 as an assistant administrator. Prior to that role, he worked in hospital administration and medical air evacuation management with the U.S. Air Force in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Frankfurt, Germany, according to the report.

2.  Mr. Schwab became an administrator at the clinic in 1986 and CEO in 2002.

3. While Mr. Schwab has been at The Portland Clinic, it has grown from one downtown location to seven different locations around the Portland area, according to the report. The clinic has also grown from 20 providers to more than 100 in a variety of specialties and primary care.


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