Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital has confirmed the departure of CEO Ed Hansen, who has taken up a job with a hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
CTMH Human Resources Manager Judy Miller said Mr. Hansen’s departure was amicable and the hospital’s senior management team has been sharing Mr. Hansen’s responsibilities since his departure on 28 September.
The hospital has already appointed a new CEO, who is expected to take up the post sometime in November, she explained.
‘The hospital is running as it usually does. It really is business as usual.’
Mr. Hansen joined CTMH when American Hospital Management took over the hospital’s management in August 2006. Mr. Hansen pledged to introduce new services to keep on-island many of the patients that leave Cayman every year for medical treatment.
Although CTMH’s relationship with American Hospital Management lasted only a matter of months, Mr. Hansen stayed on, overseeing a $1.7 million upgrade of the hospital’s radiology department, including an MRI, CT scanner, digital mammography machine and digital X-ray system.
Mr. Hansen also identified increasing community health clinics as a priority, and oversaw the opening of CTMH’s medical clinic at Savannah in July.
‘We thanks Ed and wish him well,’ said Mrs. Miller. ‘We’ll continue to head in the direction that he helped set.’