December 17, 2014 | Capital Gazette
by Tim Prudente
Hospice of the Chesapeake CEO Michael S. McHale will resign next month to lead hospice operations of a health system in Chicago, according to a statement released Wednesday bt Hospice of the Chesapeake spokeswoman Sandra Dillon.
McHale has been Hospice of the Chesapeake president and CEO since January 2010, when he replaced longtime CEO Erwin Abrams.
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Previously, from 2007 to 2010, McHale was the hospice’s chief operating officer.
“I’ve always looked at myself as a steward at a moment in time for this organization,” McHale said. “It was here before I got here. It will be here after I leave. I believe I’m leaving it in a better position.”
McHale has been hired as CEO of Chicago’s Catholic health system, Presence Health, which has about 350 hospice patients a day, and has plans to expand.
He said he was called by a recruiter about the opportunity.
“You get that call once in a lifetime. It’s just too good to turn up,” he said. “It’s really an opportunity to impact a lot of lives.”