New frontiers: Hancock Regional Hospital President and CEO Bobby Keen speaks at the groundbreaking of Greenfield's O3 PureMed medical waste disposal facility, a collaboration between Hancock Regional Hospital and Fisk Services. Members of the hospital's board of trustees are praising Keen's pursuit of the partnership and other creative initiatives. (Jim Mayfield/Daily Reporter)
GREENFIELD — Hancock Regional Hospital President and CEO Bobby Keen intends to wrap up his career in the community next June, 20 years to the day he was named chief executive.
At its Wednesday meeting, the hospital board of trustees formally recognized Keen’s letter indicating his intent to retire on June 30, 2014.
“Sometimes in life, you’ve just got to move on,” Keen said before the meeting. “It’s going to be an even 20 years (on June 30), and I thought that’s a good a good time to do this.”
Jim Miller, hospital board chairman, said Keen’s retirement is a significant event in the hospital’s history.
“For 20 years, he’s been the perfect man for the perfect job … and the community,” Miller said.