Mosaic leader leaves health system | Local News

The CEO of Mosaic Life Care has stepped down as head of the region’s largest health care system, it was announced Friday afternoon.

It was announced in a press release that Laney would retire early and that Michael Pulido, Mosaic’s chief operating officer, would also step down.

Laney joined Mosaic in 2009. Prior to coming to St. Joseph, he worked for 20 years at the Cook Children’s Health Care System, eight of those years as President of the Cook Children’s Physician Network.

According to the hospital’s 2020 tax return, Laney received a reportable allowance of nearly $1.4 million. Pulido’s income on the same form is listed at around $760,000.

The statement said a nationwide search for a permanent CEO will begin immediately and the process will take approximately six to nine months.

Laney led Mosaic Life Care through the first COVID-19 patient in the omicron wave of the pandemic.

Both departures come just a month after Dr. Davin Turner resigned to take a job in Tennessee as CEO of a healthcare facility there. In May 2020, Mosaic Life Care restructured staff in regards to the pandemic when it cut jobs on the non-clinical side of the operation and opened 100 new positions in hospital care. It also included the cut of seven jobs at the vice-president level and above. Meanwhile, the hospital has also instituted a hiring freeze for non-clinical positions.

Mosaic officials said they would not comment further on the departures of Laney and Pulido, and board chair Serena Naylor responded by email that she had no further comment beyond that. of publishing.

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