Robert Harman will step down from his role as CEO of Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, W. Va., in January.
Harman to retire from Grant Memorial
Harman, 70, has been the top administrator at the 57-bed public hospital in the Potomac Highlands since January 1965, meaning that his retirement will fall on his 46th anniversary at the hospital.
Harman became the hospital's third-ever CEO at the age of 24, just one year after he received his MBA. A profile in Modern Healthcare about Harman on his 40th anniversary at the hospital described him as "modest, soft-spoken and … tightfisted when it comes to money."
Mary Beth Barr, COO and director of nursing, will replace Harman as CEO. Barr has served as COO since 2001, when the job was created to allow Harman to focus on policy issues and strategic planning.
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