Ex­em­pla taps re­place­ments

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The board of direc­tors of Den­ver­based Ex­em­pla Health­care ap­pointed three new CEOs to re­place the trio of top ex­ec­u­tives who were ousted af­ter a re­struc­tur­ing of the Ex­em­pla board (Jan. 11, p. 4).

The three new Ex­em­pla ex­ec­u­tives al­ready work for the Ro­man Catholic Sis­ters of Char­ity of Leav­en­worth Health Sys­tem, which gained more in­flu­ence last month on the Ex­em­pla board. “In th­ese kinds of tran­si­tions, you al­ways get some turnover,” said William Mur­ray, pres­i­dent and CEO of the Sis­ters of Char­ity, based in Lenexa, Kan. Un­der an ar­range­ment ap­proved late last year by the Ex­em­pla board, the Sis­ters of Char­ity sys­tem with the Ex­em­pla board has the power to ap­point the board chair­man and hospi­tal CEOs, and to ex­ert cer­tain op­er­a­tional con­trol, such as the use of Catholic di­rec­tives.

Robert Laden­burger, 57, was named pres­i­dent and CEO of Ex­em­pla Health­care, the sys­tem an­nounced. Laden­burger, who is the chair­man of the Colorado Hospi­tal As­so­ci­a­tion, leaves a role as pres­i­dent and CEO of St. Mary’s Hospi­tal, Grand Junc­tion, Colo. Ex­em­pla, which owns two acute-care hos­pi­tals and op­er­ates a third un­der con­tract in the Den­ver area, also named Bain Far­ris, 60, to the role of pres­i­dent and CEO of Ex­em­pla St. Joseph Hospi­tal.

Far­ris pre­vi­ously served in var­i­ous se­nior lead­er­ship roles with the Sis­ters of Char­ity of Leav­en­worth. Grant Wick­lund, 58, was named pres­i­dent and CEO of Ex­em­pla Lutheran Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Wheat Ridge, Colo. Wick­lund cur­rently serves as in­terim pres­i­dent and CEO of St. Fran­cis Health Cen­ter, Topeka, Kan.

The ap­point­ments of Laden­burger and Far­ris are ef­fec­tive Jan. 18, while Wick­lund is sched­uled to start on April 1.

—Joe Carl­son

Far­ris

Laden­burger

Wick­lund

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