Larry Schumacher will leave Via Christi Health System, Wichita, Kan., to become chief operating officer of Hospital Sisters Health System, Springfield, Ill., Via Christi said.
Schumacher, 48, is leaving his posts as president and chief executive officer of Via Christi Wichita Health Network and senior vice president of the Via Christi system, effective Nov. 16. Schumacher will oversee the operations of 13 hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin for the Hospital Sisters system.
Schumacher worked as a nurse before taking his first hospital executive position in 1984 with Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. He served in various roles with what eventually became Mercy Health Network in Iowa from 1988 until 2005, when he joined Via Christi. -- by Vince Galloro
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