Following the recent announcement of CEO Vince Oliver’s retirement, the Island Hospital Board of Commissioners will pursue a national search for a new CEO. The Commissioners truly appreciate Vince’s accomplishments and service to the hospital, especially his exceptional efforts to offer only the highest quality medical care and facilities for our community.

It is not likely that a replacement will be hired before May 31, 2019, Vince’s last day. Therefore an interim CEO will be appointed to manage the organization and keep it moving forward until the position is permanently filled. We expect to identify the interim CEO in the very near future.

There have been inquiries regarding whether Island Hospital will seek an affiliation in this transition. At this time, the Board is focused on identifying and hiring a CEO to lead the hospital in what is an increasingly difficult healthcare environment. In the meantime, the Commissioners will work with the interim CEO, current leadership and our medical staff to continue providing excellent healthcare services to our district and beyond.

The changing of a CEO is always difficult, but a normal part of any organization’s lifecycle. Island Hospital is fortunate to have a strong management team, solid medical staff and skilled and supportive employees at all levels. We expect to hire a highly qualified CEO to lead us well into the future.

Warren Tessler
Island Hospital Board of Commissioners

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Published on March 18, 2019