Quorum Health CEO Thomas Miller retires; Robert Fish to assume top post

Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health, a 28-hospital system, selected Robert H. Fish to serve as interim CEO, effective immediately. He succeeds Thomas D. Miller, who retired.

"On behalf of the board and everyone at Quorum Health, I want to thank [Mr. Miller] and recognize him for his leadership and years of service during a challenging period for the company following the spin-off from Community Health Systems," said Terry Allison Rappuhn, chair of Quorum Health's board. "Throughout his career, [Mr. Miller] has demonstrated a passion for patient care, physician relationships and treating people the right way. He has much to be proud of, including helping to grow and expand networks and improving the health of the communities he served."

Mr. Fish most recently he served as interim CEO of San Diego-based Millennium Health. He previously served as CEO of Skilled Healthcare, which changed its name to Genesis Healthcare, based in Kennett Square, Pa., in 2015. He also served as president and CEO at two health systems.

Mr. Fish is a member of the board of directors of the St. Helena (Calif.) Hospital Foundation, a philanthropic organization. He is also a director at LifeCare Health Services, a private long-term acute care company.

Quorum Health is focused on restructuring its portfolio to improve financial performance. It is using net proceeds from divestitures to pay down its debt. The company has sold or closed 10 hospitals since the spinoff from Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems in April 2016. Its operating revenues decreased 7.7 percent year-over-year to $486.8 million in the first quarter of 2018.

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