Lancaster Regional Medical Center announced today its leader has resigned.
The Lancaster City hospital’s CEO, Russell Baxley, will step down as of Sept. 2 to return to his home state of South Carolina, where he has accepted a position with another hospital.
Baxley has been CEO of Lancaster Regional Medical Center since 2014 when he replaced Bob Moore, who served as CEO from 2012 to 2014.
Baxley started at Lancaster Regional in 2013 as COO.
During his time as CEO, Baxley led the hospital as it added new services in areas such as sports medicine, neurosurgery, occupational health and business solutions.
He also supported the hospital as it recruited several new primary care physicians and specialists in fields such as neurology and psychiatry, among others.
The hospital is currently in the process of building a two-story outpatient medical center, which is slated to open as early as 2017.
Members of the hospital, including its board of trustees, medical staff and administration are currently looking for a new CEO, according to a news release.
Lancaster Regional’s sister facility is Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Warwick Township. Both hospitals are operated by Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Inc.
Heart of Lancaster has its own CEO, Deborah Willwerth.