Hospital sees change at the top

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August 6, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Larry Peterson, interim chief executive officer at Allen County Regional Hospital, speaks at a recent ACRH Board of Trustees meeting. Peterson replaces the outgoing Tony Thompson, right. REGISTER FILE PHOTO

Allen County Regional Hospital is having a change of leadership in advance of a lease with Saint Luke’s Health System of Kansas City.

Tony Thompson, who had served as the hospital’s 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 Luke’s. 

The hospital’s board of trustees hasn’t finalized a lease agreement, but expect to do so by the end of the month. Saint Luke’s 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.

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