BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials at RCCH HealthCare Partners announced today that Executive Chairman Martin S. Rash has assumed the roles of Chief Executive Officer and President for the company. He replaces Michael Wiechart who resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rash will remain in his role as Chairman of the 17-hospital system.
According to Mr. Rash, "Having recently completed a successful merger of RegionalCare Hospital Partners and Capella Healthcare, we have been focused on finding the best ways to integrate and operate as efficiently and effectively as possible while providing high quality, safe, and compassionate care to our patients and their families. There have been discussions since the beginning of the company about Mike staying through the integration before exploring other career interests. We have now reached a point in the integration process where it was mutually determined it is the right time for this change and that the best path forward for RCCH HealthCare Partners and also for Mike and his very bright leadership career was to consolidate functions on the corporate executive team."
Mr. Rash added, "Mike Wiechart built Capella Healthcare into a great business and did a terrific job helping integrate our companies following completion of the transaction. We have an outstanding leadership team at RCCH HealthCare Partners, both in the corporate office and at our hospitals, and I am looking forward to our company's continued growth and success. I want to thank Mike for his contributions to our company. We wish him and his family all the best."
RCCH HealthCare Partners most recently announced the signing of a definitive agreement with Ascension to acquire Lourdes Health in Pasco, Washington, and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho.
About RCCH Healthcare Partners
RCCH HealthCare Partners works with communities to build strong regional healthcare systems that are known for quality patient care. Based in Brentwood, Tennessee, RCCH HealthCare Partners operates 17 regional health systems in 12 states. For more information, visit the website at www.RCCHHealth.com.
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SOURCE RCCH HealthCare Partners