TEMPLE, Texas, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott & White Healthcare Board of Trustees Chairman Drayton McLane announced today the future retirement of Scott & White Healthcare President and CEO Alfred B. Knight, M.D. Dr. Knight, who in 2000 became the first President and CEO for the merged hospital and clinic system now known as Scott & White Healthcare, will assume the role of President of the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation (Scott & White's philanthropic arm) upon leaving his current position.
The Board also announced Dr. Knight will be succeeded by Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer Robert W. Pryor, M.D., MBA. Dr. Knight and Dr. Pryor will work in tandem during the next year to insure a smooth transition of leadership.
"Scott & White will end its current fiscal year with excellent operational and financial results," said McLane. This is in great part due to Dr. Knight and the stellar leadership team he has built and directed in leading Scott & White's unprecedented growth. Dr. Knight's legacy to Scott & White is also one of building our reputation as a national model of care, one that enables Scott & White to provide the highest quality care to Texans across a 25,000-square-mile service area. This while never losing sight of Scott & White's mission: to provide the most personalized, comprehensive and highest quality health care, enhanced by medical education and research."
"As co-chair of the search committee, I was pleased that we had such a strong field of extremely well-qualified candidates and that the Board arrived at a unanimous decision to select Dr. Pryor," said Andrejs E. Avots-Avotins, M.D., Ph.D.,
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