TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The head of a major Topeka employer set his retirement date.
Stormont-Vail HealthCare President and CEO Maynard Oliverius says he'll leave June 30th, 2012. Oliverius has led Stormont for 15 years, with six years as Chief Operating Officer before that. In all, he's spent 43 years with Stormont.
“I have had the career of careers," Oliverius said. "There is no greater responsibility than caring for those who place their lives in your trust, and, no greater reward than working with a team who honor that trust with skill, compassion and care. I have been privileged to have that career.”
SueAnn Schultz, Chairwoman of Stormont's Board of Directors, said the announcement is part of a strategic three-year succession plan.
“Maynard has provided an exemplary career of service and leadership to the organization and community," Schultz said. "During his 15 years as CEO, our commitment to our mission of providing the highest quality and safe care for our patients has resulted in great expansion in services, continued growth and success. Stormont-Vail is positioned as one of the finest and most respected healthcare systems in the Midwest. We will miss his guidance while honoring his 43 years of service to Stormont-Vail.”
Schultz said the Board’s succession committee is leading the search for a new CEO. They have asked Oliverius to assist with the process to ensure a smooth transition.
Under Oliverius, Stormont has grown to 4100 employees, making it the region's largest non-government employer.
Additional information on Maynard Oliverius from Stormont-Vail HealthCare:
Previous positions held at Stormont-Vail from 1969 to 1990, were Executive Vice President and COO, Stormont-Vail Health Services Corporation, Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations, Stormont-Vail Health Services Corporation; Vice President, Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center; Assistant Vice President, Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center; and Director of Resource Management and Supply Supervisor.
During his 43-years at Stormont-Vail, Oliverius had responsibility at one time or another for every facet of the operation from supply management to development of relations with seventeen regional hospitals, to a merger with the Cotton-O’Neil Clinic in 1995. Since that merger the organization has grown from 71 to 210 doctors serving from 28 locations in northeast Kansas. The staff has expanded from 2300 to 4100 employees becoming the largest non-governmental employer in the region. During Oliverius’ tenure as CEO, Stormont-Vail has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Integrated Health Networks by SDI (formerly Verispan) seven times.
Besides the merger with Cotton-O’Neil, tripling the size of the doctor base and creating hundreds of jobs in the community, Oliverius counts among the greatest accomplishments, the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care and helping Stormont-Vail become a Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. Those clinical accomplishments are unique in the community and bring world-class-care to the region.
Oliverius serves on the Boards of the Midwest Cancer Alliance, VHA Mid-America, Guggenheim Investment Funds, Fort Hays State Endowment, the University of Minnesota MHA Endowment, Go Topeka and the Topeka Community Foundation. He has served on the Board, and as Chair of the Kansas Hospital Association, the Board of the American Hospital Association and as Chair of Region Six AHA Policy Board.
Oliverius has received several awards and distinctions throughout his career. He is the recipient of the American College of Health Care Executives Annual Regents Award for Professional Excellence for Leadership in Healthcare in Kansas, the Sales and Marketing Executives Executive of the Year Award, the Baker University Trustee Medallion, the Fort Hays state University Alumni Achievement Award, the Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Fellowship Award, the Kansas Hospital Association Charles S. Billings Award for distinguished service and outstanding contributions to the health care of Kansans, Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts, and the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in 2009.
A native Kansan, Oliverius received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, and a master’s degree in hospital and health care administration from the University of Minnesota. He is a Vietnam Veteran, a commercial pilot and flight instructor and received the Army Commendation Medal.
Oliverius and his wife Sarah have three grown sons.