Astria Health CEO to leave role

John Gallagher is stepping down as CEO of Astria Health, according to the Yakima Herald-Republic.

Brian Gibbons, president of Astria Sunnyside Hospital, will act as interim president and CEO of Astria Health while continuing to lead Astria Sunnyside Hospital.

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Kelly Gooch –
Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Mr. Gallagher talked with the board of directors in October about leaving the role so he might be with family members who are experiencing significant health concerns, he informed the publication Nov. 3. He will still serve in a consulting capability as the Sunnyside, Wash.-based health system continues rearranging after declaring Chapter 11 personal bankruptcy last year.

Astria Health aims to emerge from bankruptcy by years end, according to the Herald-Republic.

Mr. Gallagher informed the publication he means as a specialist to provide a smooth shift procedure during the final stages of insolvency security.

Astria Health declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May 2019, pointing out issues with its profits cycle supplier, and has been going through the insolvency reorganization process. Most recently, an insolvency judge on Oct. 21 authorized the $20 million sale of Astria Regional Medical Center in Yakima, Wash., and a neighboring medical office complex to a local investment group, Yakima MOBIC..

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