BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Community Hospital is looking for a new CEO starting today.
FMCH Community Relations Director Angie Budnik confirmed the resignation Tuesday afternoon.
“He is no longer at FMCH. The board officially accepted his resignation last night,” Budnik said.
She said FMCH CFO Jeremy Alexander will fill in temporarily while Quorum Health Resources out of Brentwood, Tennessee finds an interim CEO while a new search begins for Bira.
Bira was hired in March of 2016 as President and CEO following Jim Platt who left the hospital’s CEO post in 2015. Bira came to Fort Madison after holding leadership positions at hospitals in the St. Louis area.
According to a release this morning, FMCH Board of Directors Chair Bob Bonta said the hospital benefitted from Bira’s term.
“While Pat has only been with Fort Madison Community Hospital for a short time, FMCH benefitted from his over thirty years of experience. We thank him for his dedication to our organization and appreciation of the culture of quality that persists here,” Bonta said.
David Yackell, vice president of Quorum Health Resources said “Quorum will place an interim President/CEO at FMCH in the next few weeks, then work with the FMCH Board of Trustees to conduct a national search for a permanent replacement for this position.”