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Wrangell Medical Center CEO Leaving


June 29 2015
Monday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The Chief Executive Officer of Wrangell Medical Center, Marla Sanger, has announced that she will be leaving her position at Wrangell Medical Center effective October 30, 2015. Sanger originally stepped in as acting CEO for Wrangell Medical Center on a contract basis from PeaceHealth with the understanding that she would serve for the period of one year. Three years later, she feels it is time to return to Southwest Washington to be closer to family.

Sanger’s departure from Wrangell Medical Center will mark the end of the PeaceHealth leadership contract and restore the leadership of the community hospital to the Hospital Board of Directors and its existing and future executive leaders. Sanger’s decision to step down comes at a time when Wrangell Medical Center is moving forward in a number of ways and, as a result, is well positioned to seek a permanent CEO.

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center and Wrangell Medical Center will continue to work supportively and look for future partnership opportunities, such as the sharing of specialty providers to help meet the demands of each community and strengthen the level of care available throughout Southeast Alaska.

PeaceHealth applauds Sanger’s work at Wrangell Medical Center, is appreciative of her efforts there over the past three years, and is confident that she will continue her successful professional career in the Vancouver, Washington, area.




Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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