Alan Yordy has announced that he will retire next summer from his job as president and chief mission officer at Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth, a not-for-profit Catholic health system with 10 hospitals across Washington, Oregon and Alaska.
Yordy, 62, will retire on June 30, after 33 years in healthcare—25 of which were spent with PeaceHealth, which he joined in 1981. A national search for his successor will begin immediately.
PeaceHealth has doubled in size during the 10 years Yordy has served in the top post with the construction of the Cottage Grove (Ore.) Community Medical Center, Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor, Wash., Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, Ore., and a PeaceHealth Medical Group clinic in Craig, Alaska. He also oversaw the expansion of PeaceHealth Medical Group from 250 providers to nearly 850.
Yordy is currently president of the national Catholic Health Association, board chair of the American Excess Insurance Exchange and a board member of Premier, a publicly traded company based in Charlotte, N.C., that provides group purchasing and data tools and services for hospitals.
PeaceHealth announced the appointment of Beth O'Brien as its first-ever COO in August.
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