Joseph M. Kortum
Joe assumed the role of interim president on August 1, following the retirement of former president and CEO, Scott Bosch, who led the organization for nearly a decade. Joe brings nearly 35 years of healthcare leadership to this role, most recently as president and CEO for the Columbia Network of PeaceHealth. During his tenure, he led Southwest Medical Center through affiliation with PeaceHealth and oversaw adoption of new healthcare technologies. He also led healthcare organizations in Arizona, California and Oregon. He has a Master's Degree in Hospital and Healthcare Administration and a BA in Psychology from Saint Louis University.
Kortum will remain in place during the nationwide search for a new President of Harrison Medical Center. This search began in late May, following the retirement announcement of Bosch. It is anticipated his successor will be named by this fall or early winter 2014.