The Dr. John Warner Hospital in Clinton will bring on their fourth interim-CEO since May of 2014, and Monday night at the Clinton City Council Meeting, Mayor Carolyn Peters (right) addressed the future of leadership at the city-owned hospital.
Paul Skowran from the Chicago area will be the latest to take the reins of the DJWH and the Mayor explains all the past interim-directors have been up front about the limited amount of time they will be at the hospital. She feels the hospital is fortunate to get the leaders they have.
The Mayor explains the hospital board is not going to name a permanent CEO because they hope a management firm, which they are currently seeking, will assist them in finding a qualified, long-term candidate. According to Mayor Peters, the management company would evaluate the hospital and make a recommendation based off that evaluation.
According to the Mayor, the board recently sent out requests for proposals for management firms. Mayor Peters indicates they sent out four requests, receiving three back, with one company not interested.
The Mayor notes none of the companies were "big-systems" and did not own "big hospitals". She explains they do not bring on their own staff, instead, they work with faculty already in place and prefer to hire their own CEOs.
In addition, they also have staffers dedicated to various areas of management such as technology or finances.