Dr. Frank Byrne will retire in January after 10 years as president of St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wis.
During Byrne's tenure the hospital nearly doubled in size, rolled out an electronic health record system and received numerous accolades for quality of care and patient engagement. St. Mary's also opened an off-campus ER in Sun Prairie, Wis., to serve that city's fast-growing population.
“We've accomplished much together over the past 10 ½ years,” Byrne, 62, said in a memo to employees and volunteers. “We've celebrated 100 years of dedicated service and together (and) created a future which ensures St. Mary's will continue to provide compassionate care for those we are privileged to serve.”
Byrne ranked on Modern Healthcare's list of the Top 50 Physician Executives in Healthcare in 2011.
Before joining St. Mary's, Byrne held a variety of roles at Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Parkview Health. He previously practiced pulmonary and critical-care medicine in the Fort Wayne area.
Byrne plans to remain on the St. Mary's Hospital Foundation board of directors. The hospital has launched a national search to find his replacement.
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