GREENFIELD — Last September, the Hancock Regional Hospital Board of Trustees hoped to have a successor to outgoing hospital president and CEO Bobby Keen by the end of May.
Wednesday, the board unanimously approved Steven V. Long as the hospital’s new leader effective July 31.
Long said he was looking forward to his new job for several reasons.
“First, HRH is an exceptional place,” he said. “When they say ‘expect the extraordinary,’ it is absolutely true; they are an exceptional group of people. Secondly, they have an exceptional leadership team in place. I’m looking forward to working with such a talented group of people.”
Keen will step down from the post he has held for 20 years on June 30.
Long most recently served as president and CEO of Skiff Medical Center in Newton, Iowa, an independent, 48-bed full service municipal hospital in Jasper County with an annual budget of approximately $38 million.