JUST IN: Premier Health CEO Mary Boosalis to retire

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Aug. 2—The Board of Trustees of Premier Health announced today that Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of the health system, plans to retire around the end of the first quarter in 2022.

As leader of Premier, she is in charge of a system of five hospital locations: Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton with additional inpatient sites at Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville and Miami Valley Hospital North in Englewood; Atrium Medical Center in Middletown; and Upper Valley Medical Center in Miami County.

The Board of Trustees will be conducting a national search for Boosalis' replacement.

"Mary has done an exceptional job, leading Premier through some of the most challenging times in the history of our community and in the health system's 130 years, all with the highest standard of ethics," Anita Moore, chair of the Premier Health Board of Trustees, said in a statement.

Boosalis cited that it was time to retire and is looking forward to being with her family and pursuing other activities that have long been on her list of retirement goals

Boosalis joined Miami Valley Hospital in 1986.

In 2016, Boosalis had been working as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Premier Health when she was named as the replacement for retiring CEO James Pancoast.

Boosalis was the first woman to be named to the CEO role at the Dayton health system.

Boosalis started her career with a bachelor's degree in nursing from California State University at Fresno. She has a master's degree in health services administration from Arizona State University College of Business.

She is also the chair of the University of Dayton board and a past member of the Sinclair Community College board. Boosalis will finish her three-year term as UD chairperson next year and complete her 12-year presence on the board June 30, 2022.

"Certainly, the University of Dayton has been blessed by Mary given her strong leadership of our Board of Trustees as the first female chair, the comprehensive partnership between UD and Premier that has enabled our navigation of the pandemic and more, and the anchor institution work we do together in greater Dayton," Eric Spina, president of the University of Dayton, said.

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