Aberdeen, WA – Friday Mike Melville, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, announced that President & CEO John W. Mitchell has resigned his position, effective December 31, 2009. John and his wife Paula are permanently relocating to Colorado due to a family obligation that can no longer be effectively managed from out of state.
Mitchell arrived in June of 2005 to take the helm of the financially struggling community hospital. “Without a doubt, John Mitchell transformed our hospital” said Melville. “Through his inspirational leadership, he made all of us – employees, Medical Staff, Board of Directors – believe we could achieve national levels of quality, safety and patient satisfaction that, quite frankly, our community never thought could be gained.”
Mitchell’s approach to management – stressing, what he calls, “Servant Leadership” and workplace culture had a noticeable impact at the hospital.