Greg Van Pelt has announced his retirement as chief executive of Providence Health and Services' eight-hospital Oregon division after three years in that position and 38 years with the Renton, Wash.-based system, according to a news release.
Van Pelt, 61, will continue to work until June or until Providence officials name a replacement. He started as an administrative intern at Providence St. Vincent in Portland, Ore., and later rose to chief executive of the hospital.
“Greg has been successful because he has kept our mission and values at the core of everything he does, during good economic times and challenging times,” said Providence Health & Services President Dr. John Koster. “I am grateful to Greg for his friendship and years of dedicated service to our mission.”