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Providence Leadership Changes in Stevens County

December 12, 2014

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Bob Campbell to retire; Ron Rehn named new chief executive

Bob Campbell, chief executive of Providence Mount Carmel and St. Joseph’s hospitals, Providence NorthEast Washington Medical Group and DominiCare will retire at the end of this year (2014).

Colville, WA—At the end of this year, Bob Campbell, chief executive of Providence Mount Carmel and St. Joseph’s hospitals, Providence NorthEast Washington Medical Group and DominiCare will retire.

Mr. Campbell joined Providence Health Care (PHC) in 2007, and since that time he has worked tirelessly to ensure that residents in Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille counties have access to quality, compassionate care. In 2013, Campbell was instrumental in the integration of Providence NorthEast Washington Medical Group with PHC. NorthEast Washington Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty medical group serving the tri-county region.

Campbell spent the past seven years leading PHC ministries in Stevens County, and his leadership as an administrator for rural health care systems in Washington and Idaho spans for 40-plus years. In 1999, Campbell was honored with the Joe Hopkins Memorial Award. This award recognizes individuals who display the spirit of Joe Hopkins’ vision and dedication to Washington’s hospitals, with a special focus on rural health. Campbell is also a valued member of the Stevens County community. He has served as a board member of the Washington State Hospital Association, Rural Healthcare Quality Network Board and the Washington Rural Health Association. He also served as president of the Colville Rotary Club from 2012-13.

The work Campbell has done will have a lasting impact on residents of Stevens County and surrounding communities.

Ron Rehn has been named to serve as the new chief executive of Providence Health Care in Stevens County, beginning January 1, 2015.

Ron Rehn to serve as new chief executive

Ron Rehn has been named to serve as the new chief executive of Providence Health Care in Stevens County. Mr. Rehn is a longtime resident and health care leader in Stevens County. He brings 20-plus years of hands-on experience as a health care administrator in rural communities. For the past two years, he served as chief operating officer of PHC in Stevens County.

Prior to that, Rehn was chief executive officer of NorthEast Washington Medical Group for 13 years. Rehn holds a master’s degree in public administration from Eastern Washington University and a doctorate degree in health administration from the University of Phoenix.

He has served on several boards in the community and at the state and national level. Currently, he serves on the Medical Group Management Association board, a national association of physician groups. He is also a member and past president of the Colville Chamber of Commerce and member and past foundation chair of the Colville Rotary Club.

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About Providence Health Care

Providence Health Care is the Eastern Washington region of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry committed to providing for the needs of the communities it serves – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. The health system, employs more than 65,000 people across five states – Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. In Eastern Washington, the Providence Health Care network of services includes Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital and Providence Holy Family Hospital– both nationally recognized for quality care, as well as two critical access hospitals in Colville and Chewelah; and a full continuum of services including home health, assisted living, adult day health, skilled nursing care, and PAML medical laboratories. Providence Medical Group of Eastern Washington includes more than 500 physicians and advanced practitioners (physicians’ assistants and nurse practitioners). Its medical staff includes primary care providers, surgical subspecialists and medical specialists. For more information, visit www.phc.org.