CEO, CFO at Memorial Medical Center make retirement plansDan Hymans, president and chief executive officer, and Les Whiteaker, vice president and chief financial officer, of Memorial Medical Center and its parent company Regional Enterprises Incorporated have formally announced plans to retire.
Dan Hymans, president and chief executive officer, and Les Whiteaker, vice president and chief financial officer, of Memorial Medical Center and its parent company Regional Enterprises Incorporated have formally announced plans to retire.
Hymans officially retires Oct. 1, 2013. Whiteaker drops to part-time Jan. 1 and officially retires Sept. 1, 2013.
The MMC board of directors were notified of these anticipated retirements and have adopted a formal transition plan to guide them through the next 12 months. Over the course of the next two months, research on a search firm or consultant to conduct a national search for CEO and CFO takes place with a goal of having a new CEO start in August 2013 and a CFO following soon after.
“Dan and Les have played a vital role to establishing MMC as a state of the art, quality healthcare center,” said Matt Anich, president of the MMC board of directors. “We appreciate their commitment to work with the board through this important transition time and are confident they will leave MMC positioned for success under the new administration.” Hymans came to MMC in 1992 while Whiteaker started in 1973.
Of his retirement, Hymans said, “I have had the privilege of working with an extraordinary board of trustees, generous volunteers and wonderful medical staff in a community I’m proud to call home. Hymens said. “I know the hospital is being left in great hands, not only because of them but because of the strong staff that work at MMC.”
Whiteaker echoed a similar sentiment: “Every day I have the pleasure of working with employees committed to providing the best care possible in a community they love. While I am excited for this next chapter of my life, I will miss the day-to-day interactions with staff and the rest of the incredible regional medical community.”
Memorial Medical Center is a critical access hospital with more than 60 full-time physicians on staff and more than 400 employees. Located in the city of Ashland, MMC serves as a regional medical referral center for patients from seven northwestern Wisconsin counties and the neighboring Gogebic County of Michigan.