The board of directors for Auburn-based DeKalb Health has formed a search committee to find a permanent president and chief executive officer. The person selected for the position will succeed Craig Polkow, who resigned at the beginning of the year.

In December, the health system named Tasha Eicher interim president and CEO. However, a specific time frame for choosing a permanent successor has not been detailed.

"We are eager to begin the process to search for a dynamic CEO to join our team," said Douglas Morrow, board chair for DeKalb Health. "I am incredibly proud of DeKalb Health’s exceptional staff and medical professionals — and grateful to the positive direction Polkow put in place for the next leader to carry forward — and while we are continuing to progress on numerous initiatives, we will move quickly to appoint the position."

The health system is accepting inquiries for the position at its website