After almost four decades in healthcare management, St. John's Chief
Executive Officer Pam Maples has announced her retirement, effective October
31, 2011. Maples' years in healthcare leadership included two terms
as Chief Executive Officer at St. John's Medical Center in Jackson,
WY. "I've never worked with a finer group of people, who I know
will continue giving the greatest care to the patients who come here,"
She will retire in Illinois to spend time with her four children, seven
grandchildren and one great-grandchild who live there. She intends to
remain abundantly active following their robust school sports schedules
and other extracurricular activities. "The Board of Trustees wishes
Pam all the best in her retirement and wants to express its great appreciation
for her contributions," said Board President Michael Tennican.
In her initial term at St. John's, Maples was responsible for overseeing
the construction of the current hospital building. "The community
was so generous, as they always are, in helping us get this building up,"
Maples said. Since her return as hospital CEO in 2009, Maples has been
instrumental in initiating the hospital employee wellness program and
recruiting new additions to the staff. She also helped launch the current
renovation and expansion of the hospital's oncology, obstetrics and
surgical services facilities.
The Trustees have appointed John Kren, St. John's Chief Financial Officer,
as Acting CEO and have begun the search for Maples' permanent replacement.
To facilitate a transition to new administrative leadership, Maples will
continue to serve as a consultant to the Board of Trustees and administration
after her departure. "We're pleased Pam has agreed to share her
institutional knowledge with us and generally help us bridge the gap until
we identify our next CEO and bring that person on board," said Tennican.
The new CEO will help lead top organizational initiatives including the
facilities expansion and renovation and the strategic planning process
The public is invited to attend a retirement celebration being held on
October 28, 2011 from 11:00am - 1:00pm in the St. John's boardroom.