October 27, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Board introduces resolution to hire new Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer for Skagit Regional Health
MOUNT VERNON – The Board of Commissioners of Public Hospital District No. 1, Skagit Regional Health introduced a resolution today to announce Brian Ivie, a highly experienced health care leader from California, as their selection for Chief Executive Officer of Skagit Regional Health, pending completion of the formal Board process required by state law.
Public Hospital District regulations to appoint a new Superintendent/CEO require action at two consecutive regular Board meetings. A Board resolution announcing Ivie as the Board’s selection was introduced on Oct. 27 to be followed by a Board vote on the resolution to hire Ivie on Nov. 17.
Ivie will start work in early November as a special assistant to the CEO and then transition to the Superintendent/CEO role. Current President and CEO Mike Liepman will retire on Dec. 31, 2017 after more than five years with Skagit Regional Health and a 41-year career in health care.
The seven-member, publicly elected Board of Commissioners is charged with the selection of the Superintendent/CEO.
“As a Board, we feel strongly that Brian brings the experience, talent and energy we need to advance the mission of Skagit Regional Health in providing exceptional health care to the residents of the communities we serve,” said Board President Bruce Lisser.
Ivie most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of three facilities operated by Dignity Health including Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a 370-bed acute care facility in Carmichael, California; Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, a 162-bed acute care facility in Sacramento; and Bruceville Terrace, a 171-bed long-term care and skilled nursing facility in Sacramento. He has experience with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations
“I am proud to be joining Skagit Regional Health during this exciting time of evolution as a regional health system. I look forward to partnering with the Board of Commissioners, physicians, leadership and our employees to build on the organization’s excellent reputation for community wellness and patient centered care” he said. “Our goal will continue to be advancing a culture of unparalleled service excellence and a superior caring environment for the communities that we serve.”
About Skagit Regional Health: Skagit Regional Health includes Skagit Valley Hospital, Cascade Valley Hospital and Skagit Regional Clinics.