Riverside Medical Center CEO resigns

Published 11:47 am Monday, March 7, 2016

On Monday, Riverside Medical Center announced the resignation of CEO Dr. Kyle Magee.

In a press release, community outreach director Kristina Knight said that the RMC board of commissioners has begun a search for a permanent replacement for Magee and will consider both internal and external candidates.

Magee will continue to serve as interim CEO for the next six weeks. If his replacement has not been found at the end of this time period, the board will name one of the assistant administrators as interim CEO until such time as a permanent replacement is found.

“The board is grateful for Dr. Magee’s leadership in the midst of a difficult economic and political time for the hospital,” said Brent King, chairman of the RMC board of commissioners. “Through his leadership the hospital has added many new services to Franklinton and Washington Parish. Dr. Magee has been very instrumental in recruiting new providers and services to our hospital.

“We appreciate his hard work and believe he has placed us in a much better strategic position to move forward through his tenure here.”

Knight said that Magee “has been a very dedicated physician in our community for more than 20 years.”

“He has treated children and adult patients with professional and skilled hands and will be missed by his patients,” she said. “We understand his decision to resign and support him and his family in his future endeavors.”

For more on this story, see the Wednesday, March 9, edition of The Daily News.