Sanford Well being lays out new management group; Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allison Suttle departing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Extra adjustments are taking place at Sanford Well being. An electronic mail despatched to staff Wednesday from President and CEO Invoice Gassen lays out the well being care system’s new management group.

Sanford Well being’s new management group:

  • Jeremy Cauwels will function a chief doctor.
  • Erica DeBoer will assume the position of chief nursing officer.
  • Micah Aberson will function the chief vice chairman.
  • David Shulkin will assume a strategic advisor position.
  • Invoice Marlette will function chief monetary officer and treasure.
  • Jennifer Grennan will function chief authorized officer.
  • Kimber Severson will function chief advertising and marketing officer.
  • Darren Walker will function chief folks officer.

Absent from the record is Dr. Allison Suttle. Chances are you’ll recall, Dr. Suttle has performed an enormous position in making an attempt to coach the general public on COVID-19. Most not too long ago she advised CBS Information that she believes the COVID-19 pandemic is a disaster in South Dakota and there needs to be a statewide masks mandate.

Sanford Well being despatched KELOLAND Information this electronic mail Wednesday evening:

“Allison Suttle, M.D., who has served as chief medical officer since 2015, has made the choice to depart Sanford Well being to pursue new alternatives. We’re grateful to Allison for her position in constructing public belief in our work throughout this unprecedented time, and we want her effectively. Underneath the brand new management construction, we’ve transitioned from a CMO to a chief doctor position. This place might be crammed Jeremy Cauwels, M.D. and is meant to place extra direct concentrate on our doctor group and the necessary position they play in our group.” — Darren Walker, chief folks officer.

The adjustments come after Sanford Well being parted methods with former CEO Kel Krabbenhoft after he voiced his restoration from COVID-19 and a few opinions on masking.

Simply final week, Gassen introduced that a merger between Sanford and Utah based mostly intermountain well being, is suspended.

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