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PeaceHealth executive vice president and chief administrative officer Carol Aaron to retire at the end of the year

October 15, 2019

VANCOUVER, Wash. – PeaceHealth’s widely respected Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Carol Aaron will transition into her long-planned retirement by the end of calendar year 2019 after nine years of service with the health system.

Aaron’s deeply held commitment to community health and passion for organizational and talent development has been the emphasis of her more than 30-year career in healthcare.

Since joining PeaceHealth in 2010, she has been instrumental in the organization’s acceleration as an integrated system serving communities in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, as well as the development of leadership and organizational strategies to advance clinical excellence and compassionate care to the communities PeaceHealth serves. 

“We are extremely grateful for Carol’s countless contributions to PeaceHealth,” said Liz Dunne, president and chief executive officer for PeaceHealth. “Through her valuable leadership, she has modernized and strengthened our governance at the system and community levels, more strongly aligned our strategy with our ‘people-first, community-centered’ mission, and enabled all of us to depend on the very best talent across our 16,000-strong team of incredible caregivers.” 

 “I’m extremely grateful to have served alongside so many incredible caregivers and leaders who truly live PeaceHealth’s Mission of improving the health and well-being of our communities,” said Aaron. “I leave confident that PeaceHealth has the right leadership and strategic vision in place to lead the organization into the future and honor our more than 125-year heritage of providing compassionate, high-quality care to our Pacific Northwest communities.”

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.