Stormont Vail Health announces CEO retirement and replacement

Randy Peterson will retire as president and CEO of Topeka, Kan.-based Stormont Vail Health by March 31, 2019 and will be replaced by current senior vice president and CMO Robert Kenagy, MD.

Mr. Peterson joined Stormont Vail in 2012, previously serving as senior vice president of hospital operations at Wichita, Kan.-based Via Christi Health System and CEO at Salina (Kan.) Regional Health. Under his leadership, Stormont Vail joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

"Randy is a passionate leader who has steered Stormont Vail Health to become one of the strongest, independent, not-for-profit health systems in our region and the country," said Rick Wienckowski, chairman of Stormont Vail board of directors. "In his tenure we have grown as an organization to serve more than 270,000 individuals every year across communities in eastern and central Kansas."

Dr. Kenagy joined Stormont Vail in 2016 after serving as senior vice president of St. John’s Health Network in Tulsa, Okla., and senior vice president of physician services and CEO of Wichita-based Via Christi Clinic.

"I have had the privilege of working with Randy both at Stormont Vail Health and at Via Christi in Wichita," Dr. Kenagy said. "I especially appreciate Randy’s care for both patients and team members and his dedication to improving quality, experience and access to health care for all Kansans. I am honored and humbled to serve as the next CEO. I look forward to continuing this work alongside our great team at Stormont Vail Health, with a focus on improving the health of our communities."

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