Remillard to Retire

March 15, 2015

A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital CEO John Remillard has informed the Fox Hospital Board of Directors of his decision to retire effective December 31, 2015. Remillard has been CEO for 26 years; he came to Oneonta in 1988 and formally took over as CEO of Fox Hospital January 1, 1989.
In announcing his decision, Remillard said, “It was a very difficult decision to make and one I have thought long and hard about. However, as I look back over my more than two decades at Fox, I feel good about all that we have accomplished. It has been a privilege to work with the staff and providers at A.O. Fox Hospital. They are a very hard working and amazing team of individuals who together accomplish a great deal every day on behalf of our patients.”

Fox Hospital became a part of the Bassett Healthcare Network in 2010 and the network’s president and CEO, Dr. Vance Brown, noted that, “John’s insight and experience have proven and continue to be invaluable in the ongoing work of integrating services with the rest of the network in a way that most benefits the communities and patients we serve. John will remain very engaged in this work and the day to day leadership of Fox over the next nine months leading up to his retirement.”

Sarah Patterson, chair of the hospital’s board of directors, said, “John’s contributions in his 26 years leading Fox Hospital and helping to improve access to health services in the Greater Oneonta Region are profound. We are thankful for his loyalty and dedication to this work.”

A search committee charged with the responsibility of finding a new CEO to assume leadership of Fox Hospital once Remillard retires will be convened shortly, in collaboration with the hospital’s board leadership.

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