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PeaceHealth exec Kirk Raboin leaves

After 36 years, he will focus on family

By , Columbian Business Reporter

Another PeaceHealth executive is leaving the Vancouver-based health system.

Kirk Raboin, who spent 36 years at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, is leaving his role as chief administrative officer of that hospital.

“Kirk has chosen to return to his clinical roots, which will allow him to devote more time to his family,” Executive Vice President Beth O’Brien wrote in an email to employees last week.

He is reportedly staying in Southwest Washington to work in imaging.

“After careful consideration, I believe this is the right thing for me to do in support of my family and our particular needs at this time,” Raboin said in a statement sent to coworkers. “It has been a tremendous blessing to serve such a wonderful community for such a long tenure.”

Raboin was recently chosen to head St. John Medical Center after hospital Chief Operating Officer Wade Hunt was tapped to lead PeaceHealth’s Columbia Network, which oversees the nonprofit’s hospitals in Longview and Vancouver. That followed the departure of Nancy Steiger, who held the Columbia Network helm for just seven months.

Raboin’s last day is Friday; he will be replaced on an interim basis by Val Baciarelli, PeaceHealth’s senior vice president for operations and system services.

Columbian Business Reporter

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