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Changing of the guard: Board announces new CEO - 11/15/2004

Scott W. Bosch of Loveland, Colorado, has been selected by Harrison's board of directors to succeed President/CEO Dave Gitch who retired November 15 after 13 years of service. Bosch will take the helm November 30.

"I'm honored and so very excited to become part of an organization that is surely one of this community's greatest assets," says Bosch, who will assume his duties November 30. "My focus will be to ensure that Harrison provides exceptional patient care, first-class customer service, and is considered an employer of choice, building on the good work already in place."

Harrison Board Chair Ron Muhleman said the search committee's national effort to find a CEO was a difficult one, following the legacy of Dave Gitch who charted a 10-year vision to increase the region's access to quality healthcare. "We're confident Scott Bosch is the one to mold the next-generation Harrison."

Bosch brings 25 years experience in the healthcare field, most recently with Banner Health. As president of the Colorado region, Bosch oversaw nine hospitals in four states, with net revenues of $450 million and 4,200 employees. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest, not-for-profit healthcare systems in the country, with 19 hospitals, six long-term care centers, and family clinics, home care services and home medical equipment services in eight western states.

Bosch also spent 13 years with the nonprofit Munson Healthcare System, which serves 24 Michigan counties and was rated this year as the No. 1 heart program in the state by HealthGrades. During that time Munson transformed from a strong community hospital to a regional tertiary healthcare center. Among the accomplishments in this transition was establishment of the region's first air-medical EMS transport service; a mobile cardiac cath lab; and a drug and alcohol treatment center.

Bosch earned an undergraduate degree at University of Michigan and a master's degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and served as chair of the Colorado Health & Hospital Association in 2003, as well as served on numerous professional boards.

Bosch's long history of civic affiliations and community service includes a two-year term as president of the American Cancer Society, and chair of the United Way Campaign, both in Grand Traverse, Michigan. He has also served on community boards of the Boy Scouts of America, Rotary Clubs, YMCAs, and chambers of commerce. An avid outdoorsman, he was a member of the National Ski Patrol for six years.

Bosch is married to a hospital pharmacist who specializes in geriatrics and cognitive disorders; they have three sons.