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
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.”
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.”