AVON, Ind. — Clarian West Medical Center President and CEO Al Gatmaitan, currently also serving as interim CEO of Clarian Arnett Health in Lafayette, has accepted the role as full-time CEO of Clarian Arnett. The transition from Clarian West to Clarian Arnett will be complete on November 2.
“This is an exciting time for both organizations. Clarian West has achieved remarkable success for the Clarian sysytem, and has strong forward momentum due to the focused and thoughtful work of the entire leadership team and our community of caregivers. I’m confident that will continue as I depart for new challenges,” Al explains. “At the same time, Clarian Arnett is uniquely positioned to be a high-quality national model for the integration of private physician practice and hosptial service, so it is both personally and professional fulfilling to be able to continue and expand upon the work I’ve deeply valued over the past four months as interim leader.”
The Clarian West Board of Managers will shape the search process for a new Clarian West CEO. In the interim, Clarian West CFO/COO Doug Puckett will assume administrative leadership for the hospital.
“I am immensely proud of what has been created at Clarian West: a true healing sanctuary, where patient safety and high-quality performance are top-of-mind for every caregiver,” Al continues. “I leave at a time when there is great stability and consistency in our organization. The path for Clarian West’s continued journey to preeminence is well laid.”
Al joined Clarian West in the summer of 2003, the hospital’s first employee, and its first President and CEO. Al has a long history with the Clarian Organization, being selected to lead the construction and activation of Clarian’s first suburban community hospital after 11 successful years at Tipton County Hospital, a Clarian Health partner, in Tipton, Indiana.
Al and his family will continue to reside in Avon.
Clarian West is a full-service, 129-bed, community-based hospital, rooted in the history of excellence established by Clarian’s heritage hospitals: Methodist, IU and Riley. Above all else, Clarian West is a true healing sanctuary, where outstanding staff, cutting-edge technology and the healing power of a remarkable, natural environment combine to provide an unmatched experience for patients and their loved ones.