Behne Resigns as CEO of Burgess

Burgess Health Center Board Chair, Keith Schrunk announced today that CEO Carl Behne has resigned his position and will leave the hospital in mid-June. Behne joined Burgess in September 2020 and led the hospital and area communities through the Covid-19 pandemic, and most recently steered the $18.1 million expansion and renovation of the hospital.

“We at Burgess Health Center are incredibly grateful to Carl for the energy, vision, and heart that he dedicated to our organization and our patients over the past two and half years,” said Keith Schrunk, Board Chair of Burgess Health Center. “Under his leadership, our programs and service lines grew and the culture in our organization increased.”

“It was a very tough decision leaving a great organization filled with so many amazing people,” said Carl Behne, CEO of Burgess Health Center. “I am sad I will not see the final completion of the building project expansion and renovation, but am confident the remaining pieces will better serve our patients.”

The board of directors is working on a plan for interim leadership until a replacement is found. Behne plans to stay in a consultative role for that interim leader until a permanent one is secured.

“We wish him and his family the absolute best in all their future plans and endeavors.” Adds Schrunk.


Photo: Carl Behne, FACHE