McDonough District Hospital announced Monday evening that Brian Dietz will take over as Interim CEO, effective Friday, June 22. This comes as current President/CEO Kenny Boyd officially resigns. He first announced his impending resignation on April 27.
The decision was made to accept Dietz as Interim CEO at a Monday Special Meeting of the Board of Directors.
Dietz comes to MDH with experience serving in an interim role at various hospitals throughout the country. He has done so on several occasions for B.E. Smith, the search firm that MDH is using to find its permenant replacement for Boyd.
Dietz most recently served as Interim CEO at INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Hospital in Enid, Oklahoma. He has also worked as the CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare in Wilmington, Delaware for four years.
In a MDH press release, Board of Directors Chairman Dr. Rick Iverson provided the following statement:
“When the committee narrowed down the list of candidates, Brian impressed everyone in the group. He has an impressive track record as an interim CEO. We will not be sitting idle until a permanent CEO is named, Brian will continue to move our organization forward and strengthening our brand. I know he will do an excellent job for McDonough District Hospital,” Iverson said.
Dietz's stops in Illinois include Blessing Hospital in Quincy (as Interim CEO from September 2008 through May 2009) and St. Mary's Hospital in Streator (Consulting CEO from April through October 2012).
He has also worked in an interim role in healthcare facilities in Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Oregon. He has worked as a senior executive healthcare professional for over 35 years.
Dietz earned his bachelor's degree from Frostburg State University and a MHA degree from George Washington University.
No time-table of the search for a permanent CEO has been announced.