Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686, released August 6, 2013 | Aug 30, 2013
The Chairman of the Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) Board of Trustees, Clifford Morgan, MD, FACS, announced today that YRMC President and CEO, Tim Barnett, will be retiring effective October 1, 2013, following 20 years of distinguished service. Dr. Morgan stated, “Tim has done an exemplary job of leading YRMC through a myriad of organizational changes, challenges and growth. He is to be congratulated for his outstanding career.” Dr. Morgan continued by saying, “We wish Tim and his family all the best as he embarks on this new chapter in his life. We also warmly welcome and look forward to working with the next President and CEO, John Amos, who will assume his role on October 1.”
Since one of its primary responsibilities is hiring and evaluating the President and CEO, the YRMC Board of Trustees has always had a sharp focus on succession planning. Recognizing that retirement would eventually become reality for Mr. Barnett, two years ago the Board wisely began developing a detailed executive search, selection and transition process that would result in a smooth and seamless transition. Deeply cognizant of the rapidly changing healthcare environment on the local, state and national levels, the Board engaged two outside consulting firms specializing in executive search and also in succession and transition planning.
The first steps included identifying and prioritizing the qualifications, criteria, characteristics, qualities and values required of the next CEO. The comprehensive analysis involved nationally benchmarked data, industry qualifications and feedback. All these criteria were clearly defined from the beginning. The Board thoroughly considered YRMC’s organizational Vision and Values and recognized the next CEO would be required to appreciate and preserve these keystones in YRMC’s culture. The Board worked tirelessly to create a template for the ideal CEO candidate. They studied all the issues carefully, always mindful of what would be best for YRMC and the patients it serves.
Following a very thorough, time-tested screening process, it was found that one candidate met the benchmarked CEO profile and also performed exceptionally well in a variety of skill/aptitude tests specific to CEO candidates. John Amos excelled in rigorous Board interviews and was selected as the new President and CEO. Mr. Amos has more than 19 years of healthcare leadership experience and eight years of senior level administrative experience at YRMC. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy and a Master of Science degree in Business. He and his family have lived in Prescott since 1992 and are committed to the community.
Mr. Amos was responsible for developing YRMC’s strategic plan so the direction of the organization will continue forward smoothly and without interruption, ensuring the momentum YRMC has underway in all areas will proceed seamlessly. YRMC’s entire senior leadership team consists of seasoned, highly-qualified professionals who will continue to serve the best interests of YRMC and its patients.