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BREAKING -- Hospital names interim CEO
[January 16, 2013]

BREAKING -- Hospital names interim CEO

Jan 16, 2013 (The Porterville Recorder - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Sierra View District Hospital has named Donna Hefner as interim Chief Executive Officer.

Hefner, a senior-team member who serves as executive director of risk management, has assumed the interim position until a new CEO can be found.

"After careful consideration, the Sierra View Local Healthcare District Board of Directors has decided to seek new leadership for the facility's Chief Executive Officer position," it said in the hospital's press release Wednesday morning. "Joe Stewart will no longer serve as the Chief Executive Officer effective January 16, 2013. With new and dramatic changes continuing to affect hospitals nationwide, the board decided to realign hospital leadership to more adequately deal with the changes at hand." Hefner has been with the hospital for more than 20 years. In 2010, during The Porterville Recorder's week-long salary series, Hefner was reported as earning $158,010.18 -- making her one of the highest paid administrators in Southeastern Tulare County.

"The board looks forward to preparing for a new era in healthcare and will be aligning their upcoming strategic plan to meet the ever changing climate and hopes to continue to improve communication with the physicians and community," the press release read.

For more on this story, see Thursday's edition of the Porterville Recorder.

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