UPDATE: MU Health CEO to retire; interim med school dean named

Thursday, August 23, 2012 | 5:39 p.m. CDT; updated 7:40 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 23, 2012

An updated version of this article with additional details has been posted.

COLUMBIA — James H. Ross, chief executive officer of MU Health Care, and Robert Churchill, dean of the MU School of Medicine, will retire this year, said Harold A. Williamson Jr., vice chancellor of the MU Health System, according to a news release.

Ross will retire Dec. 31 and will be replaced by Mitch Wasden, MU Health Care’s chief operating officer. Wasden’s new position will be CEO and COO.

Churchill will retire Oct. 31. Leslie W. Hall, who was previously a senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the School of Medicine and chief medical officer for MU Health Care, will replace Churchill as interim dean.

MU Health Care is an academic medical center and a hospital system with annual revenue of $1.2 billion.


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