Donald Snell resigned as president and chief executive officer of Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., late last month.
The 516-bed hospital recently made headlines for receiving the largest bequest ever made to a hospital (July 20, p. 48). Snell, who joined the hospital in November 1996, leaves after stemming a $31 million operating loss and facilitating a merger with New York-based Continuum Health Partners, a system created by Beth Israel Medical Center.
Snell said his leaving will speed system integration. Peter Kelly, Continuum's chief operating officer, will serve as interim CEO while the board of Long Island College searches for a new administrator.
Snell said he'll remain available as a consultant through Dec. 1999 but plans to relocate to Philadelphia in the coming months.