NMC is pleased to announce Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Billings will assume the role of the Interim Chief Executive Officer prior to Dr. Dean French’s departure in August as the hospital searches for a permanent CEO.
Board of Directors President Jake Holzscheiter expressed confidence in Jonathan, the Senior Leadership Team and their ability to lead the organization through the interim period while a new CEO is selected.
“We already have what we need to provide continuity and continued progress on our Strategic Plan to help us meet our goals,” said Holzscheiter.
“NMC has a clear path forward as a community hospital and I appreciate this opportunity to help maintain our focus and momentum during this transition,” said Billings. “I am proud of the progress we have made in the past two years and grateful for the hard work everyone at NMC does on a daily basis. I am honored to serve the organization in a new way and welcome people’s patience and assistance as we move forward together.”
Dr. French has accepted a position with ScionHealth, a 79-hospital system spread over 25 states, and will finish his time at NMC in early August.
NMC’s Board of Directors has established a search committee led by Vice Chair John Casavant to search for the hospital’s next CEO. The search is already underway with assistance from an executive recruitment firm WittKeifer.