Atty out as CEO at HCMH
Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) will be getting a new chief executive officer after acceptance by the board of trustees of the resignation of CEO Jim Atty at Monday’s meeting.
It was reported that Atty will be leaving HCMH to accept a similar position with the Waverly Health Center as the leader of that facility that include a large critical access hospital and medical clinic.
The hospital board of trustees had known about Atty’s resignation for more than a week. The board elected to go into closed session to discuss the personnel matter and unanimously voted to accept the resignation upon entering open session.
“The board accepted the resignation with the date effective immediately. They then instructed UnityPoint Health – Trinity CEO Sue Thompson to review the criteria and immediately start the search for a new CEO for HCMH,” Hospital Human Resources Director Mary Moritz told the Humboldt Independent late Monday afternoon.
Atty was an employee of UnityPoint, who the hospital contracts with for administrative services. He served as a director of finance for Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge prior to accepting the HCMH position in February 2012.
“I want to thank the board for the opportunity to work here and the community for welcoming us. The hospital is in great hands with a real opportunity to move forward,” Atty said when contacted.
He said he wasn’t seeking out a new opportunity or looking to leave Humboldt.
“It was situation where I just threw my hat in the ring and it turned out to be an opportunity too good to pass up,” Atty said.
A larger facility and being closer to his family in Cedar Rapids were both draws to the new position, Atty said.
Jim and his wife, Lily, have a young daughter. He will begin his new duties in Waverly on Sept. 8.
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