White exiting Iasis; Means retiring from Health First
Two longtime hospital system CEOs announced their retirements. David White will retire at the end of the year as CEO of Iasis Healthcare, a 16-hospital, for-profit company based in Franklin, Tenn., according to a news release. And Michael Means, president and CEO of two-- hospital, not-for-profit system Health First, Rockledge, Fla., also announced plans to retire in December 2011, according to a release. White, 62, will step down as CEO, but retain his role as chairman of the system’s board of directors. W. Carl Whitmer, 45, chief financial officer of Iasis since 2001, has been named president and will assume the role of CEO later this year. Whitmer joins the Iasis board of directors, as will Iasis Chief Operating Officer Sandra McRee, 54, who becomes board vice chairwoman. In Florida, Means’ retirement triggers a 20month succession planning process that will end with his exiting the system at the end of next year. Age for Means was not available at deadline.