Pender Community Hospital CEO Announces Resignation

PENDER – A top official with Pender Community Hospital has decided to step down to focus more on family.

According to a release from PCH, Chief Executive Officer, Melissa Kelly recently announced her resignation effective November 7. 2020.

Kelly said, “it has been a privilege to lead Pender Community Hospital but I have made the difficult decision to leave the organization to focus more on my family. I have decided it is important to me to spend more time focusing on my seven children but I will not forget all of the relationships I’ve made during my time as CEO.”

An interim CEO will be announced soon as the search for the new Pender Community Hospital CEO is underway.

Chairman of the PCH Board, Mike Minert added, “I can’t stress enough how proud the board is of the impact and accomplishments that Melissa has made to our hospital district. She is an innovative thinker but also has the heart for healthcare management. We are sorry to see her go and won’t soon forget her dedicated leadership at Pender Community Hospital. We wish her all the best.”

In the coming weeks, Kelly will also be working with other senior leaders to ensure a smooth and seamless transition.

Kelly mentioned “this organization has many accomplishments to celebrate and I’m sure there will be many more in the future. Each team member genuinely cares about our patients and communities. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Pender Community Hospital.”

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