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Rome Memorial Hospital to search for new CEO after Lundquist resignation

By Eric Reinhardt


ROME — Rome Memorial Hospital (RMH) will conduct a search for a new president and CEO after David Lundquist resigned from the role on Nov. 1.

Lundquist had served as hospital CEO since March 2016.

At an upcoming meeting, the RMH board will initiate the process for the search and hiring of the next president and CEO, RMH said in an Oct. 31 news release. 

In the meantime, RMH has named Mark Murphy, chief strategy officer at St. Joseph’s Health, as interim president and CEO while it searches for new permanent leader. RMH has been an affiliate of St. Joseph’s Health since March 2017.

Lundquist cited the need to spend more time with his family in Oklahoma and Arkansas as a reason for his resignation, RMH said in its release. 

“My retirement comes at a time when the hospital is positioned for growth with the addition of several new specialists,” Lundquist said. “It has been a pleasure to work with a dedicated team of people who are committed to delivering exceptional care for this community.”       

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