Schroffel was president and CEO of the University of Colorado Hospital, and Stacey president and CEO of Poudre Valley Health System, when they began talks in 2010 to merge the two organizations. The medical centers signed a letter of intent the following June, and finalized the joint-operating agreement in January 2012.
“Bruce and Rulon, they formed the system together,” said spokesman Dan Weaver. “They've worked closely together. So I think it's not so surprising that they decided to leave together.”
Stacey, 53, will spend the next six months focused on the transition and planning his next move, Weaver said. Schroffel, 62, plans to retire.