UPDATED x2: Darryl Vandervort Announces Retirement

As you’ve probably seen on The OC or heard from a co-worker, Darryl Vandervort announced this morning that he’ll retire as President and CEO of KSB Hospital on April 1, 2011. This news will soon hit the local newspapers and radio stations, but we made a special point to announce it inside the organization first. The first news broke at 5 AM with a story on The OC. At 6 AM, a mass email was sent to all employees. By 7 AM, posters were located at each time clock pointing you to check out the news on The OC. And now, at 8:45 AM, this story is live on The Pulse.

It was important to us to share this news inside the organization first. Although we can’t reach every employee–especially those on 2nd or 3rd shift–we wanted to reach as many as possible before the news broke.

Of course, Darryl will remain President and CEO for the next four months. We all have many great stories to share about Darryl’s impact on our lives, our careers, and on our organization. We’ll have opportunities to share those stories over the next four months–especially in the final weeks, as we celebrate his long and successful career.

– Dave

UPDATE x1: 9:00 AM – Press release sent to regional newspapers, radio stations, and television stations; posted on ksbhospital.com; shared on Facebook

UPDATE x2: Listen to WIXN’s Kathy Cecchetti report on the retirement announcement

  • Teresa Strum
    Posted at 22:01h, 06 December Reply

    I remember shortly after Darryl became CEO, we were all sent to "nice school" at the Brandywine. That was the beginning of the Customer Service implementation that brought us to where we are today with a slogan that is so very true, "It's the People". Thank you Darryl for the positive impact you have made at KSB, I will miss seeing you in the halls!

  • Sandy Thompson
    Posted at 15:01h, 10 December Reply

    Teresa is right, Darryl initiated the huge push towards great customer service & treating our patients the way we would want to be treated ourselves. He's been the glue that has held us all together turning our hospital into the "family" environment we all love & are proud of. He will be very sadly missed, but in being here all these years, he has changed our hospital forever. Now it is up to each of us to keep it going in the same positive direction. Thank you Darryl!

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