CEO of Tulsa (Okla.) Spine & Specialty Hospital Terry Woodbeck plans to retire at the end of the year, and the hospital's current COO Trent Gastineau is slotted to take his place in 2018, according to GTR Newspapers.
Here are three key notes:
1. Mr. Woodbeck was the founding CEO of Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital, a joint venture between Tulsa-based Hillcrest HealthCare System and a group of physician owners. He has been instrumental in its development since 2002 and oversaw Hillcrest's purchase of majority ownership in 2014.
2. Under his leadership, TSSH earned the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety Excellence Awards. The hospital includes ENT, general surgery, gynecology and ophthalmology in addition to orthopedics and spine.
3. After Mr. Woodbeck retires in December, Mr. Gastineau will take the reigns. He has been COO since 2010 and has previous experience at Houston Hospital for Specialized Surgery, in addition to other Texas-and Oklahoma-based hospitals.