Legacy Health System, Portland, Ore., said Robert Pallari, 56, will retire as its president and chief executive officer as of Oct. 1 after a 16-year career there. Four-hospital Legacy, Oregon's largest not-for-profit health system, said its search committee was working with an executive consulting firm to find a successor. "I'm fortunate that I'm able to make this choice at a time when I'm still passionate about our mission, personally having fun and leaving a very strong, stable company," Pallari said in a news release. "After much reflection, it just felt like it was the right time to move on and start focusing more on personal pursuits." Pallari, a former teacher, joined Legacy in 1989. He served in various positions, including president and CEO of Legacy's joint-venture HMO, senior vice president of marketing and health plans, and chief operating officer. He was named president and COO in 1998 and became president and CEO the following year. -- by Laura B. Benko
Ore. CEO to retire after 16 years at Legacy
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