After more than five years as chief executive officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), Richard Slavin, M.D., announced Sept. 3 that he plans to retire in January 2016, according to a press release.
Dr. Slavin has been CEO at PAMF, part of the Sutter Health network, since 2010. Before that, he was president of its Camino division in the South Bay.
"Dr. Slavin has been a driving force behind the clinical and operational excellence, strong financial performance and exceptional growth at PAMF for more than 15 years. After more than four decades as a physician and physician leader, he wishes to pursue other facets in his life," said Jeff Gerard, president of Sutter Health's Bay Area region, in a statement.
Dr. Slavin was part of the Sutter Health Senior Management Team from 2010 to 2015. During his time with PAMF, he led a "period of unprecedented growth, including the design and construction of distinctive new medical centers in Mountain View, Sunnyvale and San Carlos," the press release reads. "Under his leadership, PAMF's patient base reached one million, simultaneously being recognized statewide and nationally for exceptional quality and patient experience."
His successor hasn't yet been named, but that decision is expected "soon," according to the press release.