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CEO Tenders Resignation

July 10, 2018

Wilbarger General Hospital will soon begin a search for a new chief executive officer after Claudia A. Eisenmann tendered her resignation Monday morning.

“I have enjoyed every minute of working with every member of the team at Wilbarger General and I truly value the way in which we worked together to elevate the standard of care, service, and operating performance of our organization,” Eisenmann said in a statement released Monday afternoon. “It has been my greatest honor to serve the community of Vernon.”

Eisenmann stepped into the CEO position on June 22, 2015. She was hired after the hospital board of directors conducted an extensive 10 month search to fill the position. She succeeded Jonathan Voelkel, who left WGH in July of 2014.

“Claudia has provided excellent leadership and guided Wilbarger General to provide excellent health care to our community during her tenure,” said WGH Board Chairperson Melanie Milner. “She will be greatly missed.”

Milner said the board of directors will begin formulating a plan on how to move forward with their search for the next CEO at their July meeting.

In the past three years, WGH experienced exponential growth, tremendous improvements in quality, huge increases in employee satisfaction, and stronger community outreach. Under Eisenmann’s leadership, Wilbarger General increased its year-over-year admissions by 79 percent as of 2017, started a medical group, and developed a successful hospital foundation. In addition, she coordinated critical organizational improvements that resulted in Wilbarger General achieving national recognition in the areas of Quality, Outcomes, and Patient Satisfaction.

 “We have succeeded in doing a lot of great things at Wilbarger General over the past three years,” Eisenmann stated. “It has been an honor to be at WGH and see the progress that has been made. There is an outstanding team of people working here and I know they will continue to move the organization forward in the future.”

Eisenmann’s last official day is Sept. 7.