Rose Lawhorne has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Bartlett Regional Hospital, officials announced in a news release on Monday. Lawhorne is a long-time hospital employee and is currently serving as Bartlett’s chief nursing officer. She will begin the CEO role on April 4. (Courtesy Photo/Bartlett Regional Hospital)

Longtime Bartlett employee Rose Lawhorne named CEO

She is currently the chief nursing officer

Rose Lawhorne has been appointed as the chief executive officer of Bartlett Regional Hospital, officials announced Monday afternoon.

Lawhorne is a long-time hospital employee and is currently serving as Bartlett’s chief nursing officer. As CEO, she will earn an annual salary of $320,000.

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She officially steps into the role on April 4, replacing Chuck Bill, who recently retired from the post. Chief financial officer Kevin Benson, served as interim CEO during the search.

“We are pleased to hire a local candidate with extensive knowledge of the hospital and commitment to Juneau and northern southeast Alaska,” said Kenny Solomon-Gross, president of the Hospital Board of Directors, in a news release.

Lawhorne started her career at Bartlett Regional Hospital in 1993. In addition to her role as chief nursing officer, she has also worked as the assistant chief clinical officer, senior director, emergency department director, staff nurse and as a data entry/registration clerk.

She has an associate’s degree in nursing from the University of Alaska. She’s also earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master’s degree in nursing, and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Phoenix.

“Ms. Lawhorne moves into the CEO position with attributes we were looking for — a clinical background, a patient-centered focus, an extensive knowledge of hospital operations, and the vision to move the health of our community forward in a fiscally sustainable manner,” Solomon-Gross said.

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Lawhorne said she is excited to take on the new role.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to take on this new role leading the hospital. I believe that Bartlett plays a vital role in the health of our community and am excited to lead our hospital team as we care for our friends and neighbors,” she said.

Contact reporter Dana Zigmund at dana.zigmund@juneauempire.com or 907-308-4891.

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