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Springs Memorial Hospital is looking for a new chief executive officer.
Doug Arbour, who held the position a little more than two years, is no longer with the hospital. His last day was Thursday, June 21, according to a hospital press release.
Assistant CEO Janice Dabney has been named interim CEO.
“A search for a new CEO will begin immediately,” the release said. “Senior management, the hospital board and medical staff members will be involved in the identification of the new hospital administrator.”
The press release didn’t indicate if Arbour resigned or if he was terminated.
When the newspaper asked Dabney about the nature of Arbour’s departure, she declined comment. She also declined comment when asked if his exit was the result of a specific happening or occurrence.
A Baton Rouge, La., native, Arbour was hired at SMH in December 2009 and started as CEO that following January.
Prior to that, he had worked as CEO for four years at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center in Emporia, Va.
At SMH, Arbour succeeded Tom McDougal, who served as the hospital’s CEO less than two years.
A 231-bed facility, Springs Memorial Hospital is owned by Community Health Systems (CHS), which is based in Franklin, Tenn.
It is one of Lancaster County’s largest employers with more the 700 employees.
In October 2011, SMH was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health-care organizations in America.