Greg Paris, the innovative CEO of Monroe County Hospital & Clinics, has resigned following 19 years of dedicated service to the residents of Monroe County.
The Monroe County Hospital Board of Trustees accepted Paris’ resignation Monday, April 15. “It is with a heavy heart that I accepted the resignation,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Marilee Scieszinski. “Greg is my friend, my mentor and an exemplary CEO. His work as a problem-solver and someone who truly cares about people made our successes a team effort.”
Under Paris’ leadership, Monroe County Hospital achieved new heights in terms of quality, safety, work culture and patient satisfaction. As an organization, the hospital has been recognized nationally for three consecutive years as a Modern Healthcare Top 100 Places to Work. Patient satisfaction scores also made significant gains. On Paris’ arrival, satisfaction scores were in the 17th percentile. Those scores now rank consistently in the 95th percentile.
Paris has accepted a leadership position with Studer Group, which serves as a consultant to Monroe County Hospital. At Studer Group he will share his knowledge and experience on a national level as a consultant, working to improve the performance and access to quality care and services provided by rural hospitals. His last day was April 17. Former Mercy Medical Center administrator Sara Drobnich, who helped develop Mercy Health Network Central Iowa and managed a number of community hospitals, will serve as interim CEO beginning April 18.