Peter A. Hofstetter named CEO for Willamette Valley Medical Center – Experienced CEO is relocating from New MexicoJune 6, 2014
McMinnville, OR. June 6, 2014. Peter A. Hofstetter, FACHE, has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC), effective August 1, according to a joint statement issued today by the hospital’s Board of Trustees and Capella Healthcare, with which WVMC is affiliated.
Hofstetter has more than 30 years of experience as a hospital CEO, and has earned Fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
Hofstetter is coming from Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, NM, where he has been CEO since 2009. Prior to that, he served as CEO for 15 years at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, VT. He also served as CEO for six years at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntington, PA, and as CEO/Administrator for four years at Notre Dame Hospital in Central Falls, RI.
“After an exhaustive nationwide search, we are confident that Peter is the right leader to continue Willamette Valley Medical Center’s outstanding record of achievement,” said Mark Medley, SVP, President-Hospital Operations, for Capella. “His career has demonstrated that he is an outstanding leader, and we believe he will be great fit for the community. His proven track record in leading successful hospitals and in developing strong relationships with employees and physicians will be vital to his success.”
Active in a number of professional organizations, Hofstetter has served the ACHE on the Regents Advisory Council in both New Mexico and Vermont, receiving the ACHE Regents Award in 2012. He is also active in the American Hospital Association, where he has served on the Governing Council for Small and Rural Hospitals since 2011. Additionally, he has held numerous leadership roles with various state hospital associations, including the New Mexico Hospital Association, which he currently serves as a Board member and as Secretary-Treasurer, and the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, which he served as president from 2003-05.
He has also served in a variety of leadership roles within the communities where he has lived, including with the local Chambers of Commerce, United Way, and economic development organizations.
Hofstetter earned a bachelor’s degree in biology / hospital administration and a master’s degree in public administration in healthcare, both from The American University in Washington DC.
He and his wife Christy have two grown daughters, Genevieve and Sara. He enjoys skiing, golf, hiking, riding his motorcycle, and NASCAR racing.
“Willamette Valley Medical Center is a great organization as shown by their status in the healthcare world,” Hofstetter said. “Their clinical scores and other national recognitions make it a very desirable organization to be a part of. That was easily confirmed when I got to meet the managers, Board members and medical staff leadership. McMinnville is a beautiful area and the bonus for us is that our daughter Genevieve, who is about to be married, lives in Portland. Everything about the opportunity just seemed right.”
Rosemari Davis, former long-time CEO has been serving as interim CEO since last summer when Dan Ordyna left.
About Willamette Valley Medical Center
Located in McMinnville, Oregon, Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) is an 88-bed acute-care, full-service facility, fully accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospital employs more than 400 people at its current modern facility, which was built in 1996. Nationally recognized for its quality of care, WVMC is one of only 182 hospitals in the nation to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for three consecutive years by The Joint Commission. WVMC features a 24-hour Emergency Department with round-the-clock imaging and laboratory services, a Critical Care Unit and a Senior Behavioral Health Services unit. WVMC also provides a host of other services including a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient Surgical Services, a Family Birthing Center, Endoscopy, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Cardio Pulmonary Services, Breast Center, Sleep Lab and Therapy Services. In addition, the hospital offers specialty services in the H. R. Hoover, MD, Cancer Center and the Wound Care Center. For more information, visit www.WVMCweb.com
About Capella Healthcare
WVMC is a part of Capella Healthcare, which partners with communities to build strong local healthcare systems that are known for quality patient care. Based in Franklin, Tenn., Capella owns and/or operates 13 acute care and specialty hospital facilities in six states. With the philosophy that all healthcare is local, Capella collaborates with each hospital’s medical staff, board and community leadership to take care to the next level. The company has access to significant leadership and financial resources, investing in its family of hospitals to strengthen and expand services and facilities. For more information, visit the www.CapellaHealthcare.com
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