The head of Quincy (MA) Medical Center is stepping down while the board of the struggling hospital looks for a new leader with the expertise needed to navigate the changing healthcare system, the board's chairwoman said. Gary Gibbons, MD, who has served as president and chief executive since 2005, will resume his practice in vascular surgery and wound care at the hospital. Grace Murphy-McAuliffe, chairwoman of the board of trustees, told the Boston Globe
the transition is part of a plan the hospital embarked on at the beginning of the year. It's the hospital's response to financial pressures from what it calls inadequate reimbursement rates from government health plans, and to the prospect of changes in how hospitals are paid.