Moody Chisholm has resigned as CEO of Manatee Healthcare System, the hospital announced this afternoon.
Chisholm will become the president and CEO for St. Vincent's HealthCare in Jacksonville effective April 5, 2010.
“We have accomplished so much with the wonderful staff, physicians, boards, and volunteers at Manatee Health System over the past several years, and the thought of leaving has been very difficult," Chisholm said of leaving. "This has been a painful decision process because we love Bradenton, we have so many friends, wonderful co-workers and physicians.
But in the end, this is a wonderful opportunity that allows me to advance my leadership role and settle my family in one location — hopefully for my entire career — before my children start kindergarten," he said. "I hope and pray that the county and commission continue to support the community commitment that Manatee Health System has made, and continues to make in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch."
St. Vincent’s HealthCare System includes two acute care hospitals with 821 licensed beds, a 240-bed nursing home, and a 98-bed hospital in development in Clay County as well as numerous mission-related services and programs throughout Jacksonville. Moody replaces interim president and CEO, Howard Watts, who will remain with the organization during the transition.
"Moody brings more than 27 years of healthcare experience to our ministry," said Pat Thornton, board chair, St. Vincent's HealthCare. "Throughout his health care career, he has shown a strong commitment to developing and providing quality health services. That kind of commitment will serve him well in his role as president and CEO of St. Vincent's HealthCare, and it will be taken to the next level with the added component of faith-based care."