The unexpected announcement was delivered to staff by email Tuesday afternoon.
As reported by The Arizona Daily Sun, the announcement, written by the chair of NAH’s board of directors Alice Gagnaire, did not say why Rob Thames decided to leave the organization.
Alice Gagnaire, the chair of NAH’s board of directors, said in a letter email to staff:
Over the past three years, under the leadership of Rob Thames, NAH has made great strides to integrate as a healthcare system while adapting to the changes our industry faces. NAH colleagues have achieved remarkable results through unity and continual improvement.
Florence Spyrow, the executive vice president at NAH and chief administrative officer at FMC, has been appointed interim president and CEO.
Read the breaking story in The Arizona Daily Sun.