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Porter Healthcare CEO Stephen Lunn announces resignation

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Porter Healthcare System CEO Stephen Lunn has announced his resignation to take a position with a healthcare company in Nashville, Tenn.

Lunn expects to leave sometime in November to serve as regional vice-president for American Physician Partners. Porter Healthcare has begun a search for a new CEO.

“From the moment I arrived at Porter in March of 2014, I have had great respect for the teams and physicians here who provide the best healthcare in the region,” Lunn said in a statement released on Tuesday. “That has made this a difficult decision. At the same time, I know this is the right decision for me and my family to relocate closer to family in the South and explore this new opportunity.”

Lunn “has done an outstanding job strengthening Porter Health Care System, and while we are excited for him and this new opportunity, we are sorry to see him go,” said Jac Cooper, chair of the Board of Trustees for Porter Regional Hospital. “Every leader brings with them a certain focus, and for Steve, the focus has always been high quality care. We have seen Porter grow and improve during his tenure with us, and we will continue to stay on that path of excellence and continuous improvement. As with Steve, the Board of Trustees will be extremely selective in our next choice for CEO.”

During Lunn’s tenure, Porter Healthcare opened a new ER in Valparaiso, maintained a four-star hospital compare rating, and achieved numerous accreditations and awards. Work has also begun to form a strong network with the hospitals in LaPorte and Starke counties.

“Porter is an exceptional organization and that is because of the associates and physicians,” Lunn said. “And Porter County as a whole is a very special place. I have made some wonderful friendships and connections here and look forward to watching from the sidelines now as this community and Porter Health Care System continue to grow and thrive. I want to thank everyone I’ve worked with over the last several years.”


Posted 10/11/2017




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