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.