Lourdes Health today announced that CEO Rob Monical will step down from his role, effective September 22, 2020. Monical, who has been with Lourdes Health since April 2019, will be relocating with his family for another career opportunity.
“The decision to leave my role at Lourdes Health was a very difficult one, but the right one for me and my family,” Monical said. “I am honored to have been a part of Lourdes Health and the Tri-Cities area. We have a wonderful team of dedicated employees, physicians and volunteers with a genuine commitment to advancing the health of their communities. I am proud to have been able to call myself one of them and confident that they will continue to flourish and thrive long after my departure.”
Rob’s time at Lourdes Health has been marked by many great successes.
“Rob’s departure is a bittersweet one,” said Sandy Podley, Western Division President for LifePoint Health, of which Lourdes Health is a part. “He invested time and energy into people with a strong focus on employee culture and engagement. During his tenure, Lourdes Health has continued to be recognized as a top orthopedics hospital in the state of Washington. And with the support of the entire staff, he saw Lourdes through the initial months of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic – a crisis the team continues to navigate tirelessly to meet the needs of the community.”
To ensure a seamless transition, Chad Pew has been selected as interim CEO. Pew joins Lourdes Health from Trios Health, where he has served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) since March 2019.
“Chad is an experienced hospital executive with a strong understanding of the Tri-Cities healthcare landscape,” Podley said. “I have a tremendous amount of confidence in Chad’s ability to lead, and the Lourdes Health team will continue to provide great service to the community under his leadership.”
Before joining LifePoint, Pew served as Sr. Vice President and COO at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, WY, and Chief Operating Officer at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Chadron State College and a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
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