North Country Hospital board names interim CEO

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NEWPORT — North Country Hospital Board of Trustees has named Chief Operating Officer, Tom Frank, as the interim CEO of North Country Hospital effective April 1, 2018, replacing long-time CEO Claudio Fort.

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Fort is leaving to fill the position of CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center.

Chairman of the North Country Hospital Board of Trustees, Frank Knoll, announced the transition plans.

“Appointing an interim CEO was the first priority of the board,” Knoll said. “We are grateful that Mr. Frank has accepted these additional responsibilities. He has been with the organization for over five years and will be a strong leader while the search for a new CEO is being conducted.”

A CEO Search Committee comprised of trustees, physicians and employees at North Country Hospital, has been formed.

“The next step is for the committee to select an executive search firm to conduct the search,” added Knoll.

This process is expected to take 6-12 months.