Two years after becoming the shared chief executive officer of Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster and North Valley Hospital in Oroville, Scott Graham has resigned from his position at North Valley, a Three Rivers press release announced.
Graham will continue as the full-time CEO at Three Rivers, where according to the press release he will “focus solely on helping Three Rivers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and preserve its viability.”
“We don’t know how long the pandemic will be with us, and right now I feel that my time and energy need to be on this [overseeing Three Rivers], 100%,” Graham said in the press release.
Graham was hired by North Valley Hospital in August 2018 as part of a larger plan to integrate the two health care organizations. A steering committee comprised of officials from both hospitals had been steadily working toward that end, according to the press release, but the pandemic disrupted those plans as each facility was forced to focus on its own separate concerns.
John McReynolds will be the new CEO at North Valley. He has been the hospital’s chief operating officer since 2017.
The two hospitals will continue collaborating, sharing services, providers, and staff where possible and practical, the press release said.