Dori Stevens will take over for interim hospital chief Joe Mark on April 13. (Courtesy PeaceHealth)

Ketchikan Medical Center will soon have a new top administrator. That’s according to a statement from PeaceHealth, the Washington state-based nonprofit that runs the hospital.

PeaceHealth says incoming chief administrator Dori Stevens is familiar with life in an isolated community — she spent a decade working at a hospital in Honolulu. But more recently, she held the top job at a hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her career in health care began as a licensed nurse. 

Stevens will take over for interim Ketchikan Medical Center chief Joe Mark on April 13 following a two-week quarantine period, according to the statement. 

The hospital’s previous chief, Ed Freysinger resigned in December. He said at the time he wanted to re-join his family in the Lower 48.