CLINTON — Mercy Medical Center President and CEO Donna Oliver has announced her plans for retirement from the organization that she has served for the past five years.

In a memo to all Mercy employees, the announcement, issued jointly from officials from the Mercy Medical Center Board of Directors, Mercy’s parent organization and Mercy Health Network, read: “It is with mixed emotions that we are announcing the decision by Donna Oliver, President and CEO of Mercy Medical Center-Clinton, to retire with her husband to their home in central Montana. She will remain with the organization until a new CEO is hired and brought on board.”

Under her leadership, Mercy Medical Center has forged partnerships with schools that are training future care-givers and offering an extensive scholarship program. The hospital has been recognized for service and quality awards, including the Top 100 Home Care Services, National Quality Award for Mercy Living Center-North, Health Grades Overall Patient Safety Award and the American Health Care Association “Quality First Step Award.” Mercy Medical Center also has been designated as a Fit Friendly Organization by the American Heart Association. The search for her successor will begin immediately. Oliver will remain with the organization to assist with the orientation of a new CEO. Hospital leaders say this process will be completed by the end of this year or early in 2010.

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