A Message from our Chairman of the Board
LRGHealthcare has long been committed to keeping our community healthy and an important part of that effort is keeping the community informed.
On July 31, 2014 the Board of Trustees announced the retirement of Tom Clairmont, President and CEO of our organization for 24 years. We look back on Tom’s tenure as one of innovation and fiscal responsibility. Tom played a vital role in our evolution into the leading healthcare organization in the Lakes Region. The Board is extremely grateful to Tom for the commitment he has shown to LRGHealthcare and the patients we serve. We wish him all the best in a much deserved retirement.
The Board of Trustees will continue LRGHealthcare’s commitment to being a trusted healthcare provider by undertaking a thorough search for our new President and CEO. In the meantime, we are pleased to announce that Charles (Chuck) Van Sluyter has been named the Interim President and CEO effective August 4, 2014. Chuck has over 30 years experience in providing senior executive leadership and operational management to community hospitals and academic medical centers throughout the country. In particular, he has lead health systems serving communities comparable to those served by LRGHealthcare. Truly an expert in the field, LRGH is Chuck’s 10th Interim CEO assignment. He holds a Master of Hospital Administration from the highly regarded program at the University of Minnesota and he is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Please join me in welcoming Chuck to LRGHealthcare and the Lakes Region. We have a solid foundation built by Tom Clairmont and a talented and committed staff. We look forward to working with Chuck as we begin this exciting new chapter in LRGH’s service to the Lakes Region.
Scott R Clarenbach, Chairman
Board of Trustees, LRGHealthcare