Top PeaceHealth executive to retire in June

first_imgPeaceHealth, the Vancouver-based nonprofit, Catholic health system, said Tuesday that its president and chief mission officer, Alan Yordy, will retire effective June 30, 2015. The nonprofit said a national search for his successor will begin immediately.Yordy, 62, “feels the time is right” to retire, “with the strong leadership now in place,” Jeremy Rush, a spokesman for PeaceHealth, said in an email to The Columbian. In a news release, Sister Andrea Nenzel, chairwoman of PeaceHealth’s board, said Yordy “has overseen a time of incredible growth” while keeping the nonprofit focused on its mission of “caring for all in need.”Yordy, who holds two master’s degrees from the University of Oregon, including one in business administration, spent 33 years in health care, including 25 with PeaceHealth. The nonprofit employs 16,000 people across facilities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Those facilities include PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.As PeaceHealth’s top executive for 10 years, the nonprofit said, Yordy accomplished several major projects, including growing PeaceHealth Medical Group from 250 providers to 850; building Cottage Grove Community Medical Center, Peace Island Medical Center and other facilities; and helping to secure funding to improve PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center in Alaska.last_img

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