18 C-suite physicians retiring, resigning in 2023

Here are 18 physician executives who retired, resigned or plan to resign from their positions that Becker's has reported on in 2023:

  1. Kent Hall, MD, chief physician executive at Utica, N.Y.-based Mohawk Valley Health System, will retire at the end of January.
  2. Tommy Ibrahim, MD, is exiting his role as CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, N.Y., at the end of the year. 
  3. Harold Naramore, MD, CEO of Maryville, Tenn.-based Blount Memorial Hospital, is resigning, effective Jan. 1.
  4. Steen Trawick, MD, will step down from his role as CEO and chief medical officer of Christus Shreveport-Bossier Health System in Shreveport, La.
  5. Manley Jordan, MD, is set to retire as chief medical officer Lake Charles (La.) Memorial Health.
  6. Hal Paz, MD, left his role as CEO of Stony Brook (N.Y.) Medicine and executive vice president for health sciences at Stony Brook University.
  7. Jeffrey DiLisi, MD, CEO of Charleston, S.C.-based Roper St. Francis Healthcare System, chose not to renew his contract for 2024.
  8. Peter Hahn, MD, resigned as president of the University of Michigan Health-West.
  9. Marlow Hernandez, DO, founder and former CEO of Miami-based Cano Health, stepped away from the company.
  10. Richard Vath, MD, president and CEO of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, plans to retire in June.
  11. Mark Keroack, MD, plans to retire as CEO of Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health in July.
  12. Richard Isaacs, MD, left his roles as CEO and executive director of the Permanente Medical Group and president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group — both part of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente — to serve as dean of Elk Grove-based California Northstate University's medical school.
  13. Chief Medical Officer of Rome, Ga.-based AdventHealth Redmond, Julie Barnes, MD, retired Aug. 31.
  14. Keith Churchwell, MD, resigned as president of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital on Aug. 11. In 2024, he will become president of the American Heart Association, for which he currently serves as president-elect. 
  15. Joshua Lenchus, DO, left his role as chief medical officer of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health to pursue other, unnamed career opportunities. 
  16. Scott Boston, MD, resigned as president and CEO of Jacksonville (Ill.) Memorial Hospital. 
  17. Olevia Pitts, MD, chief medical officer of HCA Midwest Health's Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., left the role to take a senior leadership position outside the organization.
  18. Don Caruso, MD, president and CEO of Keene, N.H.-based Cheshire Medical Center, retired.

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