South Peninsula Hospital CEO Robert Letson announces retirement: 6 things to know

Robert Letson, CEO of South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, is retiring in June 2018, according to a Homer Tribune report.

Here are six things to know:

1. Mr. Letson served at the helm of the hospital since March 2008.

2.  During his tenure, the critical access hospital expanded outpatient clinics and services and recruited 26 new physicians.

3. Mr. Letson also led the hospital's merger with Homer Medical Center, a primary care clinic, in 2012.

4. Prior to South Peninsula Hospital, he worked at Gilmore Health System in Amory, Miss., serving as CEO.

5. He is a fellow of the American College of Health Executives.

6. In 2013, the American Hospital Association honored Mr. Letson with the Grassroots Champion Award.

Editor's note: This article was updated on Aug. 22, 2017, at 3:56 p.m. The article erroneously stated that South Peninsula Hospital was in Arkansas.

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