Michael Jhin, 53, president and CEO of St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, Houston, announced that he will retire at the end of this year but retain the title of CEO emeritus, assisting the board of directors with strategic initiatives. On an interim basis, his replacement will be Jack Lynch, currently CEO of 664-bed St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, the system's flagship and home to the renowned Texas Heart Institute. Lynch has been appointed the system's COO and will be named interim president and CEO on Jan. 1, serving until a permanent president and CEO is selected. "The timing is just right for me to retire from my current role," Jhin said in a press release. "I know that (the system) will sustain its strategic momentum during this very dynamic period." The search for Jhin's replacement is expected to take from six to 18 months. -- by Michael Romano
CEO of Houston system to retire at year's end
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