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Cushing CEO resigns

July 5, 2007

Cushing Memorial Hospital is losing its top official.

Bob Edwards, chief executive officer, announced his resignation Monday.

"I have greatly enjoyed my tenure at Cushing," Edwards said. "It has been exciting to have the opportunity to work with St. Luke's Health System in expanding and improving services."

Edwards has served as Cushing's CEO since August 2003.

A news release from the hospital said Edwards would work during the next several weeks with St. Luke's Health System to provide a smooth transition of leadership.

"Announcements will be forthcoming in the very near future about arrangements for an interim CEO," said Don Sipes, vice president for Regional Services at St. Luke's Health System. "We are in the process of finalizing details and expect no gaps in coverage. We appreciate Bob's commitment to Cushing and his assistance in making the leadership transition seamless."

"The board joins in thanking Bob for his work at Cushing and his help in assuring an effective transition in leadership," said Mike Crow, chair of the Cushing Hospital board of directors. "We are working with St. Luke's Health System to initiate a search process to select an excellent successor who will continue our efforts with the system to strengthen and expand services locally."


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