Hammond-Henry CEO resigns

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic
Jeff Lingerfelt

Hammond-Henry Hospital CEO Jeff Lingerfelt tendered his resignation, effective July 28.

Lingerfelt will be joining Adventist Health, a faith-based hospital health system. He will be responsible for opening a new hospital, Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley, in Tehachapi, Calif.

Lingerfelt joined Hammond-Henry in September 2015. He followed CEO Brad Solberg who resigned in December 2014. Interim CEO Flo Spyrow served for the period between Solberg’s departure and Lingerfelt’s hiring.

James Mickley, Hammond-Henry Hospital board chairman, said he appreciated Lingerfelt’s contributions on behalf of Hammond-Henry, stating that since Lingerfelt’s arrival, the hospital has initiated several new programs, including the 3D tomosynthesis for breast exams as well as the robotic surgery program.

Under Lingerfelt’s tenure, Hammond-Henry Hospital also purchased the Regional Health Partners clinic, in Kewanee.

Mickley said a search is already underway for a new CEO. An interim CEO, Michael Lieb, will begin his duties on July 27.