2013-09-26 / Front Page

SMH chooses interim CEO

Arnold to fill spot for Hoar

Sherry Arnold Sherry Arnold MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital will have an interim leader until new CEO/CFO Tanya Hoar takes the helm in November. The announcement was made during the SMH Board of Trustees meeting Monday.

Sherry Arnold, Quality Improvement and Risk Management director, will serve as the hospital’s interim CEO from Sept. 28 until Nov. 1. Current CEO George Montgomery announced his retirement last month. He served nearly five years as CEO.

According to a press release issued by SMH, as interim CEO, Arnold will work with the SMH Senior Leadership Team, physicians, supervisors and Board of Trustees to oversee the hospital and clinic’s ongoing planned initiatives.

“I want to thank Sherry for agreeing to serve as CEO during this interim period,” said Don Perigo, board chairperson. “Sherry has demonstrated strong leadership skills over the years and has earned the respect of the Board of Trustees, SMH Management Team, and physicians, for her professionalism, strong analytical skills, and work ethic.”

Arnold has 20 years of health care management experience and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in business administration from Lake Superior State University, and an associate’s degree in healthcare risk management and quality review.

“I’m honored the Board selected me as interim CEO,” said Arnold. “We have a strong management team at SMH and highly skilled professional medical practitioners. Our staff work hard at making each and every patient experience a positive one, and I’m proud of that.”

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