The Board of Directors at Rogers Behavioral Health System, Inc. has announced that President and CEO, David L. Mouthrop, Ph.D., is slated to retire in August, 2012. Moulthrop, who has been with Rogers Memorial Hospital since 1993, submitted his retirement plans to the Board in 2011 and has been helping to coordinate efforts to assure a smooth transition when a new CEO joins the team.
According to W. Carl Templer, Board President, “Dave’s retirement has been well planned, and we celebrate his desire to begin a new chapter of his life. There’s no doubt Dave will remain a valued resource even after he retires, but he has already planned for some ‘overlap’ time so that he can make the change easier for the administration, staff and patients here.”
The Search for a New CEO
After Moulthrop submitted his retirement plans, a Search Committee was created. Templer, who heads the committee, indicated that a professional search firm was retained shortly thereafter. The company, Witt/Kieffer, began by studying the responsibilities and requirements of the position before compiling a thorough job description. They have now begun the search for qualified candidates.
“Our strategy includes having a new CEO in place before Dave retires so that he can provide assistance during the transition,” Templer said. “Plus, Dave has offered to be available should the search run longer than anticipated.”
Leaving a Legacy
“We are thankful for Dave’s legacy,” Templer continued. “When he got here, Rogers was losing money and in danger of closing its doors. We had only a few patients and one location. Since Dave came here almost 20 years ago, we have two major hospital campuses in Oconomowoc and Milwaukee, along with three other locations in Madison, Kenosha and Brown Deer. We have about 850 talented employees and close to 9,500 individuals who have received our services. Dave has taken us from a small, regional hospital to a much larger power as a mental health organization. He’s definitely played an important role in Rogers’ history.”
Moulthrop, who holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a master’s from George Williams College (Aurora University), admits the hospital has seen tremendous growth during his tenure. “I am just proud I have been able to be a part of its success,” he said. “I am confident the staff will continue their tradition of providing the utmost in comprehensive behavioral health services and the entire System will continue to grow and thrive.”
Rogers Memorial Hospital is currently ranked #7 in the country for mental health services. As president/CEO, Moulthrop has helped to oversee four key system components: Rogers Memorial Hospital, Inc.; Rogers Partners in Behavioral Health, LLC; Rogers Center for Research and Training; and Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. Under his leadership, the hospital has become nationally recognized for its specialized residential treatment services and affiliations with academic institutions and teaching hospitals in the area. Rogers Memorial Hospital is currently Wisconsin’s largest not-for-profit, private behavioral health hospital, providing adults, children and adolescents with treatment for eating disorders, chemical dependency, obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders, as well as a variety of child and adolescent mental health concerns.
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