December 2012

NCH President and CEO Bruce Crowther announces retirement

Before the Thanksgiving holiday, President and CEO Bruce Crowther announced that he will retire next year on December 31, 2013. This is a reprint of the email he sent out to all physicians and staff.

Dear Colleague,
I want first to express my best wishes to you for this Thanksgiving Holiday. We all have much to be thankful for.

I also want you to be among the first to hear that after 23 years here at NCH I have notified the Board of Directors of my intent to retire on December 31, 2013. During the coming 13 month period I will continue to function as CEO and, I am pleased to announce that effective 12/1/12 the Board has offered Steve Scogna the role of Chief Operating Officer. Steve has served us well for 1 and ½ years as Chief Financial Officer and in his prior position functioned as CEO at Provena St. Joseph Hospital. He is a quality person, an experienced healthcare executive and someone who has my confidence as a leader. As we begin this important transition, I ask that you extend the same support to Steve that you have shown me over the years.

When I joined NCH in 1989, I was given the privilege of working for a year as Chief Operating Officer along side Mac MacCoun as he prepared to retire. This was good for me and good for the organization. I feel the same responsibility today to ensure that this new transition goes well and that NCH is as strong going forward as possible. I am confident that this process will achieve that. You are a great organization today and will be a greater organization tomorrow.

I look forward to my continued service with you over the next year.

Bruce Crowther Bruce Crowther
President / CEO
Northwest Community Hospital