Three months after finding a buyer for his system's money-losing HMO, Phil Goodwin, president and chief executive officer of 784-bed Charleston (W.Va.) Area Medical Center and its parent, Camcare, last week announced his retirement.
Goodwin, 60, said he'll resign at the end of 2000. He's headed CAMC and Camcare since 1987, after joining the system as chief operating officer in 1982.
Mounting financial losses at West Virginia's largest hospital system forced the elimination of 125 jobs and the sale of its home-care company last month (Oct. 25, p. 36).
And in August, Camcare announced the sale of its 58,000-enrollee HMO, Carelink Health Care plans, to Coventry Health Care, Bethesda, Md. (Aug. 9, p. 3). The $8 million sale is expected to close by year-end.