Dr. Michael Davenport, vict president of medical affairs at Methodist Hospitals, will take on the role of interim president and CEO in the wake of Ian McFadden's resignation. | Photo provided/Sun-Times Media
Updated: July 11, 2014 2:02AM
Methodist Hospitals will conduct a national search for its new president and chief executive, the board of directors has decided.
Current president and interim CEO Michael Davenport will continue in his current role during the search, which is expected to take up to six months, according to a news release.
A search committee consisting of representatives from the board of directors, medical staff and community members will work with an executive search firm to find candidates for the position, the release said.
Davenport took over last year on an interim basis after former president and CEO Ian McFadden left after five years to focus on completing his doctoral degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Davenport was previously Methodist Hospitals’ vice president of medical affairs.
In June, Davenport outlined a number of changes for Methodist Hospitals, particularly at the Northlake campus, which also will apply for certification as a Level 3 trauma center this fall.
The company plans to begin renovating its Northlake emergency department this year, which hospital officials said will more than double the number of beds, lower wait times and improve patient privacy.
In addition, all Northlake patient rooms will be renovated, a new orthopedic and spine center will be established at the Midlake campus on 25th Avenue in Gary and a medical office building is planned for Northlake.
Post-Tribune staff report