Hospital CEO Resigns in Leadville
Campbell Exits Earlier Than Expected
St. Vincent Hospital Chief Branding Officer Karen Onderdonk distributed the following press release yesterday concerning the resignation of Gary Campbell as CEO of the Leadville Hospital. The official statement offers little explanation as to why the top administrator for the medical facility moved up his original planned exit date of spring 2021.
With the moving-forward message and interim leadership in place, the search is on for new leadership. Here’s what the hospital is saying.
Interim Leadership Announced for St. Vincent
Gary Campbell, resigned his duties as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at today’s meeting (9/23/2020) of the St. Vincent General Hospital District (SVGHD) board of directors. Earlier this year Campbell announced his plans to retire in the spring of 2021. With his impending departure announced, the board began a recruitment process in July.
Aleta Bezzic, Board chair said: “We are grateful for Gary’s leadership and the talented team he assembled. The search for a new CEO will carry on – as we begin final interviews of qualified candidates in October. The board is confident that the successful candidate’s expertise and skills will guide our future and support our mission in this exciting time of growth.”
After accepting Gary’s resignation, the board named Corbin Logan, current operations and information officer of SVGHD, to serve as its interim CEO. Logan will lead St. Vincent Hospital in collaboration with the board of directors and senior leadership until a permanent CEO is named, which is anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2020.
St. Vincent General Hospital District is currently constructing a new $23 million dollar hospital with expanded healthcare services slated to open in early 2021. Corbin Logan has worked closely with the project’s architects, general contractor, and owner’s representative since the start. In addition to his hands-on knowledge of the new facility, he currently oversees the laboratory, imaging, facilities, safety, and IT departments.
“Our operations and financial position are very strong and our new facility is more than half complete,“ says Logan. “Gary actively worked to create the capable leadership that is now in place, and our team looks forward to continuing to steward St. Vincent into the future.”
About St. Vincent Hospital
At 10,152 feet elevation in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, St. Vincent Hospital serves the residents and visitors of Lake County and North America’s highest city of Leadville. Established in 1879 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas, the hospital has been in continuous operation since first providing care for the hardscrabble miners of early settlement days. Continuing the tradition of caring, the St. Vincent General Hospital District is currently constructing a new state-of-the-art hospital to open in early 2021.
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