Allen County Regional Hospital is having a change of leadership in advance of a lease with Saint Lukes Health System of Kansas City.
Tony Thompson, who had served as the hospitals CEO since late 2015, left his position at the hospital effective Monday. Larry Peterson, chief financial officer, will serve as interim CEO, likely leading the hospital through an expected transition with Saint Lukes.
The hospitals board of trustees hasnt finalized a lease agreement, but expect to do so by the end of the month. Saint Lukes could take over the facility as early as Jan. 1, 2020. The current management contract with Hospital Corporation of America expires at the end of June, 2020.