CareOregon CEO Patrick Curran announced Thursday that he has formally stepped down as the head of the not-for-profit health plan.
Chief Network Officer Scott Clement assumed interim leadership of CareOregon Thursday and will fill the chief executive role while the board conducts a national search for a permanent replacement.
Curran has been on personal leave from the company since September to tend to a family member with health issues, according to a statement.
“It has been a privilege to work at CareOregon,” Curran said in a statement. “My top priorities right now are to support my family and ensure a seamless transition for CareOregon. Since CareOregon will continue to have its existing and outstanding management team, staff and board in place, I know it will continue to thrive.”
Curran took over the helm at CareOregon's in 2013, after as serving as interim CEO following the retirement of CEO David Ford.
“Patrick has led CareOregon to a strong and sustainable position,” said Vickie Gates, chairwoman of the company's board. “Although we understand and support his decision, we will miss his leadership, vision and commitment to CareOregon's mission.”
Curran had been with CareOregon since 2003, holding a number of positions, including Medicare director and senior director of business integration.