NRH adjusts CEO finalist interview schedule

Last week, Newman Regional Health announced it was interviewing two CEO candidates this week -- including one Monday and Tuesday. That schedule has changed.

Spokesperson Beth Hammond says one of the finalists decided to stay at his current location.

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The second interview will take place Wednesday and Thursday. Neither candidate's name has been released, and Hammond says names will be kept confidential until a new leader is chosen.

Board members had also scheduled an executive session Friday morning. It is unclear if that will take place as originally planned.

The new CEO will be the permanent replacement to Bob Driewer, who resigned in the summer of 2012. John Rossfeld, the current CEO, is serving on an interim basis and has said he would not seek the position on a permanent level. Hammond says hospital leadership would like a new CEO in place no later than mid-January, if not before the end of this month.

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