Ken Finch will be retiring from his position as president and CEO of Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South in December after 40 years of service to Seventh-day Adventist healthcare. He is also retiring from his role as president and CEO of the southwest region of AdventHealth. The organization is expected to name his successor before the end of the year.
In his current role since 2009, Finch oversaw Texas Health Huguley’s expansion with a new six-story patient tower in 2016 and played a key role in the partnership between AdventHealth and Texas Health Resources in 2012, which resulted in Teas Health Hospital Mansfield, set to open in 2020.
“Ken has been the quintessential servant leader who has helped our two organizations effectively collaborate to serve the people of south Fort Worth and surrounding areas,” said Texas Health CEO Barclay Berdan via release. “We’ll miss his leadership, but we know he walks away with a proud legacy of caring for those in need and that his contributions will continue to have a lasting impact on the communities he’s touched.”
Finch held leadership roles with AdventHealth in Central Texas and Hawaii, and began his career in 1978 as an accountant for AdventHealth in Kansas.
“Ken has had a tremendous impact on AdventHealth, especially in our Southwest Region,” said Randy Haffner, president/CEO of the Multi-State Division for AdventHealth via release. “His leadership in bringing partners including Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources into our system will have a lasting legacy for our hospitals, team members and patients.”
“I connect deeply with the mission of AdventHealth and it has been a privilege to serve the organization and our team members and patients as a leader for so many years. Texas Health Huguley has a very bright future. While I will miss being part of the organization and interacting regularly with my colleagues, our team members and our patients, I am excited for the opportunity to enter the next season of my life,” said Finch via release. “I especially look forward to spending time with family, traveling, playing tennis and beginning my next chapter in auto racing. I expect I will find a way to contribute what I have learned in health care leadership in another professional role in the years to come.”