PeaceHealth Medical Center in Ketchikan is about to lose its CEO. Patrick Branco has resigned the position he’s held for about 10 years, and is headed south.
According to a news release from PeaceHealth, Branco will stay in Ketchikan through mid-August. After that, he’ll be the CEO of community hospitals for Essentia Health System in Duluth, Minnesota.
In the news release, he says it will be difficult to leave the local hospital, and he cherishes the relationships he’s made through his work.
Branco arrived in Ketchikan in 2002. In addition to his work at the local hospital, he has held state positions, including a seat on the Alaska Health Care Commission.
Branco was not available for comment by deadline Tuesday.