Kettering Health announced today that Chief Executive Officer Fred Manchur has decided to retire from his position effective December 31.
The Kettering Health Board will use the next few weeks to identify a qualified executive search firm to lead a national search for our next CEO. Attracting the best candidate possible will require a process of several months. Due to the lengthy nature of this search, and the fact that Mr. Manchur will be taking a leave of absence in advance of his retirement, the board will work to identify an interim CEO in the near future.
Mr. Manchur’s healthcare career has spanned more than four decades, with countless lives impacted by his faithful service. We honor and thank him for his dedication to faith-based healthcare across the country and his 21 years of service to Kettering Health.
“It has been the greatest blessing of my life to work alongside the incredible medical professionals and staff of Kettering Health for more than 20 years. Their accomplishments and the progress we have made as a hospital system are a great source of pride for me in our service to this community,” said Fred Manchur, CEO of Kettering Health. “This felt like the right time to step away for both me and the organization. I look forward to spending more time with family and friends as I begin the next chapter of my life and know that I leave Kettering Health in great hands under the guidance of the board and our capable leadership team.”
Kettering Health’s mission is to improve the quality of life of the people in the communities we serve. Together, we have had the honor and privilege of accomplishing that sacred mission year after year. We have overcome challenges and thrived in a complex and constantly changing healthcare environment and we will move forward with an unwavering focus on our mission. Our physicians, clinicians, and team members have consistently provided incredible care, as we know they will throughout this transition.