updated: 8/31/2012 3:50:49 PM
DeKalb Health Chief Executive Officer Kirk Ray has resigned. He had been with the organization since November 2009. Vice President of Support Services and Compliance Kelly Dunham will serve as interim CEO during the search process for a permanent replacement.
August 31, 2012
Auburn, Ind. -- DeKalb Health announced Kirk Ray, President and CEO resigned as of August 31, 2012.
Kirk Ray joined DeKalb Health in November 2009. Ray guided the organization through a re-branding initiative and recent expansion of the Emergency, Imaging and Diagnostic Centers, as well as achieving chest pain accreditation and development of a comprehensive sports medicine program. The organization recently completed an immersive learning collaboration with Ball State University to serve as a spring board for future strategic planning.
Board Chair, Alan Middleton observed, DeKalb Health appreciates the vision and leadership Kirk Ray provided. “We wish him the best for the future,” stated Middleton. He explained Kelly Dunham, VP of Support Services & Compliance will serve as interim CEO and a search process for a new CEO is underway.
DeKalb Health and the Board of Director’s commitment is to remain an independent, quality-focused, patient-centered healthcare facility under local control – an organization that faithfully serves DeKalb County and the surrounding communities.
ABOUT DEKALB HEALTH
DeKalb Health, located in Auburn, Indiana, opened its doors in 1964 as DeKalb Memorial Hospital, thanks to the voluntary contributions of the citizens of DeKalb County. The independent, not-for-profit, acute care facility, features a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient services. It has achieved many milestones along the way, including the opening of Emergency Medical Services addition in 1975 and the completion of a three-story medical building in 1992. In the last decade, numerous expansions and renovations have brought the facilities up to date, and in May 2008 the Surgical Center began welcoming patients.
Comprehensive renovations to the Emergency, Imaging and Diagnostic Centers were completed in 2011. DeKalb Health is guided by its mission to “promote, preserve and restore health” and its vision “to be the healthcare organization of choice for patients, physicians, payers and healthcare professionals.” To learn more, visit dekalbhealth.com.
Source: DeKalb Health