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Update: Saline Memorial Hospital’s CEO Resigns

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Bob Trautman resigned Tuesday as CEO of Saline Memorial Hospital, a position he’s held since 2012.

Sue Shugart, COO at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville, South Carolina, will begin serving as interim CEO on July 9. Both Carolina Pines and Saline Memorial are in RCCH Healthcare Partners’ portfolio. RCCH, based in Brentwood, Tennessee, has 16 regional health systems in 12 states.

Saline Memorial’s board will begin a nationwide search for hospital’s next CEO. Trautman’s salary was $303,584 for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015.

“After six years of working to secure positive relationships and enhance healthcare for this community, I felt it was time to move on to new challenges,” Trautman said in a statement emailed to Arkansas Business. “I don’t have immediate plans but will most likely pursue some new opportunities in the healthcare arena.”

The 117-bed hospital hospital reported net patient revenue of $84.2 million and income of $3.15 million for its fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016, the latest figure available to Arkansas Business.

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