Samaritan Healthcare CEO resigns: 3 things to know

Tom Thompson has resigned from his post as president and CEO of Moses Lake, Wash.-based Samaritan Healthcare.

Here are three things to know about Mr. Thompson's resignation.

1. Mr. Thompson resigned over the weekend to take on a new leadership role with Allina Health in Hastings, Minn. He has stated that he accepted the position for personal reasons and to be closer to family.

2. Mr. Thompson's resignation came as a surprise to the Samaritan Healthcare Board of Commissioners, which, along with the Samaritan Healthcare leadership team, "are committed to providing excellent and compassionate care to the people of the Columbia Basin and will continue to do so during this unexpected and abrupt change in leadership," a news release stated. "Together, they are continuing to look to the future of healthcare within the region including conversations of affiliation with [Wenatchee, Wash.-based] Confluence Health," the release adds.

3. In the wake of Mr. Thompson's sudden resignation, the Samaritan Healthcare Board of Commissioners appointed current COO, Theresa Sullivan, as the interim CEO of the organization, effective immediately.


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