TMH president, CEO to leave for Tennessee

Forum’s trustees are forming a search committee.

WARREN — The president and CEO of Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital has accepted a position at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Kevin Spiegel will become CEO of Methodist University Hospital. It is a 693-bed hospital that is an academic medical center and the principal teaching hospital of the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. His last day at TMH is March 31.

“This new role gives me the opportunity to lead an academic, faith-based organization that educates the next generation of physicians and health care leaders — one of the most important contributions a hospital can make to the nation’s health care system,” Spiegel said in a letter Thursday to TMH personnel.

He served as TMH CEO for 41⁄2 years.

“My personal and professional life has been greatly enriched by this remarkable Trumbull community,” Spiegel said. “During my tenure at TMH, I have had a life-changing opportunity to work with the most talented people in the health care industry. Together we created a vision and many nationally recognized accomplishments soon followed, placing TMH on the map.”

He said that Trumbull Memorial is a center of clinical excellence and a wonderful community institution, and he attributed its success to the talented employees and physicians who care for patients.

Forum’s board of trustees is forming a search committee, with participation from physician and community leadership, to identify candidates and select new permanent management for Forum Health and its hospitals, the hospital said.

Spiegel informed the trustees Wednesday that he’d accepted the new job.

“The board is committed to bringing top talent and skilled leadership to guide Forum’s hospitals into a new era of growth, financial stability and advancements in delivering community health care,” board Chairman Parry Hesselman said in a news release. “Our leadership search presents a great opportunity to chart a positive course for Forum that allows us to address our challenges effectively and build a stronger, secure future for each of our hospitals.”

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