BENNINGTON, VT: Yorke retires from SVMC
Bennington Banner, March 23, 2009
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has announced that longtime hospital President and CEO Harvey Yorke has retired from his position. The SVMC board of trustees also has named Mark Novotny, MD, CMO, as an interim CEO. In a letter to SVMC employees announcing his retirement, Yorke, who began at the hospital in 1991, said he had advised the hospital board of the decision. He also mentioned the recently revealed fact that the hospital is facing a $1.3 million deficit in the current fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. The board has not taken steps to find a new CEO.