Leland White, president and chief executive officer of Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr, Pa., announced that he will resign July 31 to concentrate on his battle against lymphoma. White, 57, has fought non-Hodgkins lymphoma since 1995. The board of governors for the four-hospital system said it reluctantly accepted White's resignation. "We are truly sorry to have Lee step down," board Chairman Frank Slattery said. "He has done a fantastic job for many years. In a news release, White said, "The next stage of my treatment will require several more months. I feel it is in my best interest that I focus exclusively on addressing this challenge, while Main Line Health has the opportunity to move forward with new leadership. I am looking forward to a full recovery." White was named to Main Line's top post in 2001. White took a medical leave of absence in late 2003, and the system has been led on an interim basis by its chief financial officer, Michael Buongiorno. Main Line is part of Jefferson Health System, Radnor, Pa. -- by Mark Taylor
Pa. system CEO steps down to battle lymphoma
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