JFK Memorial Hospital CEO retires following 10 year tenure

Gary Honts, CEO of JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio, Calif., plans to retire after leading the Desert Care Network-affiliated hospital for 10 years, according to a Jan. 30 report from the Desert Sun.

Karen Faulis, MSN, RN, CEO of Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree, Calif., will take over as CEO of JFK Memorial. 

Mr. Honts plans to stay on at the hospital in a consulting role until May 1, helping the system through the leadership transition. 

Ms. Faulis began her medical career as a nurse before moving into hospital administration. She has been CEO of Hi-Desert since 2016. 

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