December 08, 2007
Rhonda Forsyth, executive vice president and chief executive officer (CEO) of John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital, has been elected to succeed Dan Coleman as president and CEO of John C. Lincoln Health Network, following Dan's retirement in April 2009.
The health network's board of directors voted unanimously to appoint Rhonda the next president and CEO on December 6.
Rhonda joined John C. Lincoln in 1987. She had previously worked with Dan in a leadership capacity at Samaritan Health Service.
Through the first half of her tenure at John C. Lincoln, she was the executive responsible for John C. Lincoln's managed care operations.
In 2004, Rhonda was appointed executive vice president and CEO of John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital. Under her leadership, North Mountain has been revitalized and is moving toward an exciting future.
Focused on the future of John C. Lincoln:
Dan Coleman and Rhonda Forsyth
In October 2007, North Mountain Hospital debuted a state-of-the-art Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center — part of an ongoing construction project.
"I am thrilled with this decision!" says Dan. "I love John C. Lincoln and what we have come to stand for over the last 20 plus years. I know that Rhonda shares the values and commitment that have served us and the community so well over this period of time.
"I believe this decision by our Board will assure the continuity and stability that have been so important to us. I am confident that John C. Lincoln will continue to thrive as an organization that contributes greatly to our community and remains the best place for the best people to work."
Over the next few months, John C. executives will search for Rhonda’s successor as CEO of North Mountain. Once that person is in place and well-oriented to his or her responsibilities, Rhonda will begin the transition into the Network CEO position.
Adds Dan, "I am excited about what lies ahead between now and my retirement 16 months from now — providing a smooth transition and a strong foundation for the continued growth and development of John C. Lincoln."
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