Business Briefs

Johnston Health replaces CEO

Posted September 25, 2009 6:39 p.m. EDT

— The Johnston Health Board of Commissioners on Friday announced they have replaced the chief executive officer of the county hospital system.

Kevin Rogols, 49, had been the system's chief administrator since June 2006. No reason for his departure was given.

“Mr. Rogols has shown great vision and leadership, and for that we are thankful,” Ralph Stewart, chairman of the hospital system board, said in a statement. “But we have decided to seek new leadership as we move forward.”

During Rogols' tenure, the hospital system added new services and undertook its largest-ever capital expansion, including a new hospital in Clayton and a five-story tower addition in Smithfield.

Ruth Marler, the chief operating officer for Johnston Medical Center-Smithfield, will serve as interim chief executive until the board names a successor.

Johnston Health includes hospitals in Smithfield and Clayton, as well as Johnston Medical Associates, which includes specialty and primary-care doctors’ practices in Clayton and Kenly.