Middle Park Medical Center CEO Cole White resigns
May 29, 2014
Middle Park Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Cole White has resigned.
The Kremmling Memorial Hospital Board of Directors accepted White's resignation on Thursday, May 29, effective immediately, according to a May 29 press release from Middle Park Medical Center.
"It's been an amazing learning experience for me," White said of his time with Middle Park Medical Center.
White's resignation had been in a "pseudo-planning stage" since the district entered into talks with Centura Health regarding a management agreement, which will take effect June 1, White said. White's resignation, will allow the board and Centura to choose someone who is the right fit for both organizations, he said.
The board has appointed both Middle Park Medical Center's Chief Operating Officer Trampas Hutches and Chief Financial Officer Brendan Gale as interim CEOs.
"The Kremmling Memorial Hospital District Board of Directors will now begin the important task of finding an experienced CEO to lead Middle Park Medical Center," said Bernie Murphy, president of the district's board of directors, in prepared statements. "Through our management agreement with Centura Health, we will work collaboratively to identify a candidate. The Board of Directors, providers and staff of Middle Park Medical Center remain committed to delivering convenient, patient-centered, high-value care to the communities we serve."
White had served as CEO since March of 2013. Before that, he served as Middle Park Medical Center's chief financial officer for longer than three years.
"The Board and I are incredibly thankful for his enthusiasm, passion and commitment throughout his years of service at Middle Park Medical Center," Murphy said in a statement. "We wish Cole the very best in his future endeavors."
Three new board members have joined the hospital district. They are Gary Bumgarner, Amy Mahon and Kelly Johnson.
Hank Shell can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19610.