The latest to go are Mike Robertson, the hospital's vice president of strategic planning and marketing, and Dan O'Connor, vice president of human resources. Their departures were announced during Munroe's governing board meeting Monday. The new lease is scheduled to begin April 1.
"Both executives have been a tremendous asset to Munroe; each has left their mark and will not soon be forgotten. Over Mike's 13 years at Munroe he developed and led an outstanding marketing and public relations team that has earned many honors and awards in competing against other hospitals and health systems in the state," said Rich Mutarelli, Munroe's interim president and chief executive officer, in a prepared statement issued Tuesday.
"I'd also like to recognize and thank Dan for his many contributions and accomplishments over the past seven years in leading a high-performing human resource function," Mutarelli continued. "We wish them both the best in their future endeavors."
Their leaving was preceded late last year when Munroe's former president and chief executive officer, Steve Purves, accepted an offer by Maricopa County's public health care system to head Maricopa Integrated Health Systems, a publicly funded health system based in Phoenix.
O'Connor will be the vice president of human resources with Augusta Health in Fishersville, Va. No details were provided concerning Robertson's next move. Neither man responded to a request for comment made through Munroe.
Under the terms of the Munroe/CHS lease, about half of Munroe's top executives are guaranteed their jobs for at least one year. Both Robertson and O'Connor were included in that protection clause.
Originally, hospital district trustees selected Naples-based Health Management Associates Inc. to lease Munroe. Since that selection, CHS moved to buy HMA. The sale closed in January.
CHS now owns or leases more than 200 hospitals in 29 states.
Munroe is owned by the state-sanctioned Marion County Hospital District and is overseen by seven trustees who are appointed by the County Commission.
The trustees currently lease the hospital to Munroe Regional Health System Inc., which is overseen by a 13-member board. Some of the board members also are district trustees. The Munroe Regional Health System lease will end when the CHS lease begins.