WARNER ROBINS -- Houston Healthcare is searching for a new chief financial officer following the resignation of Frank Powell.
Powell informed Houston Healthcare Chief Executive Officer Cary Martin at a Thursday meeting that he was resigning effective Friday, Houston Healthcare System board Chairman Sonny Watson said.
Watson said there had been no issues with Powell, and he was not asked to resign. He said Powell did not give a reason.
“Frank’s made numerous contributions to the success of the Houston Healthcare System,” Watson said. “He’s been a very dedicated employee in his service to us.”
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Comptroller Mike Fowler will serve as interim chief financial officer while a search for a permanent replacement is conducted, which Watson said will take 60 to 90 days.
Powell did not return messages left on his home phone Monday. He has worked for Houston Healthcare since 2004.
Houston Healthcare operates Houston Medical Center, Perry Hospital, Houston Heart Institute, The Surgery Center, Houston Health Pavilion, urgent care centers and outpatient services.
Powell’s resignation marks the second change in a top leadership post in a little more than a year. In May 2010, Houston Healthcare System’s board of trustees fired CEO Grady W. “Skip” Philips but did not give a reason.
Martin, then administrator of Ambulatory Services, was named interim CEO. He was appointed to the permanent position in June.
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