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    PULLMAN—Pullman Regional Hospital has initiated a search for the role of Chief Executive Officer, following Scott Adams’ announcement of plans to retire in December of 2022—which will mark 30 years serving as the hospital’s CEO.


    “Through the support of the community and hospital family, we’ve achieved more for a rural critical access hospital than what was thought possible,” said Scott Adams, CEO. “Beyond excellence in healthcare, we have created a culture and collaborative environment that will enable our leaders to continue to be innovative and provide the best healthcare for our region.”


    The CEO Succession Plan outlines a two-year transition plan in which Adams will serve in an advisory and support role for six months after new CEO is named.


    “Scott has led efforts to build a vision for a self-sustaining, patient and employee-focused, award-winning hospital, and those values will remain a priority,” said Jeff Elbracht, president of the PRH Board of Commissioners. “At this juncture, we are confident to move forward in seeking Chief Executive Officer candidates who also support this direction.”


    Qualified applications are being accepted through the end of December 2021.


    The hospital’s Board of Commissioners’ Governance Committee will develop a Selection Committee with representation from the Board of Commissioners, physicians, hospital employees, hospital administrative and department leaders, and Foundation board members.


    Additionally, several Community Panels will be organized for members of the community to meet with CEO candidates and have the opportunity to provide feedback to the Selection Committee.


    “We see people representing WSU, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, the City of Pullman, Pullman School District, Chamber of Commerce, and others being part of the Community Panels,” said Elbracht.


    During his tenure, Adams has been recognized for his innovative, thoughtful, and visionary leadership, along with the ability to respond to the ever-changing healthcare landscape. He was awarded the prestigious Joe Hopkins Memorial Award for outstanding leadership by the Washington State Hospital Association in 2014. Adams’ innovative leadership style was recognized in Seattle when he won the Seattle Business Magazine’s Healthcare Leader of the Year Award in 2009.


    More information can be found on our CEO Recruitment page. 


    Contact: Jeff Elbracht, President

    Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners

    (509) 334-6207


    Contact: Alison Weigley, Director of External Relations

    Pullman Regional Hospital & Foundation

    Office: (509) 332-2041 / Cell: (509) 330-0242

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