Knight set to step down as Scott & White CEO
Alfred Knight, president and CEO of Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Texas, will retire in 2011 and become president of the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation, the hospital and clinic system’s philanthropic organization. Robert Pryor, chief operating officer and chief medical officer, will succeed Knight, 64, as president and CEO. Knight ranked No. 30 on Modern Physician’s 2010 ranking of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives. He joined Scott & White Healthcare in 1986 as a member of its obstetrics and gynecology department. In 2000, he was named president and CEO of Scott & White Memorial Hospital; the Scott, Sherwood and Brindley Foundation; and Scott & White Clinic. He is also president of the Scott & White Health Plan. All of those responsibilities will be assumed by Pryor, 59, who has served as CMO at Scott & White since 2005 and as COO since 2007.