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FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., –Charles Prosper, chief executive of PeaceHealth, Northwest, announced today that Merry-Ann Keane, chief administrative officer for PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, had informed him of her decision to leave PeaceHealth to be closer to family abroad. Keane’s last day will be July 17, 2020.
In a statement that was sent to employees, providers and board members, Keane said, “I will always remember the people I have met, the memories I have made, the lessons I have learned, and the privilege to live the Mission of PeaceHealth over the last eight years.” She additionally said that that she is most proud of the community relationships that have been built and strengthened.
“We sincerely appreciate Merry-Ann’s service and commitment to PeaceHealth,” said Prosper. “Since her arrival on San Juan Island in 2014, she has been actively engaged in the community, working to enhance PeaceHealth’s presence, service and quality of care. We wish her well in the future.”
Prosper said that an interim leader will be identified soon.
About PeaceHealth: Based in Vancouver, Wash., PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, a 10-bed Critical Access Hospital in Friday Harbor, serves communities in the San Juan Islands. Key services include general and orthopedic surgery, oncology, behavioral health and primary care. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.