8 recent resignations of hospital and health system leaders


Several hospital and health system leaders resigned in 2022.

Here are eight resignations by hospital and health system leaders that have taken place or been announced since February 1:

1. Bryan O’Donovan is stepping down as president and CEO of St. James’s Hospital in Hornell, New York.

2. Nantucket (Mass.) Cottage Hospital President and CEO Gary Shaw is stepping down effective Feb. 28.

3. Paula Autry is no longer president and CEO of Henry Ford Allegiance Health, based in Jackson, Michigan. The reason for his departure has not been disclosed.

4. Magnolia (Ark.) Regional Medical Center CEO Rex Jones has stepped down to take on a new role with the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership, a nonprofit created in 2008 to improve care delivery healthcare in rural Arkansas.

5. Des Moines-based MercyOne Central Iowa President Karl Keeler has resigned to pursue new opportunities.

6. J. Phil Harrop, PhD, interim COO of MercyOne Central Iowa, left the system to pursue other opportunities.

7. David Cauble has resigned as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He has been named CEO of Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, Ore.

8. Michael Pulido, COO of Mosaic Life Care, based in St. Joseph, Mo., has left the healthcare system. Mosaic did not provide a reason for Mr. Pulido’s departure.


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