SageWest Health Care CEO Alan Daugherty Planning to Retire

November 28, 2018

SageWest Health Care today announced that its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alan Daugherty will retire in 2019. A national search for a new CEO has begun. Daugherty, who has led the two-hospital system since 2017, plans to retire in April 2019, but will continue to serve as CEO until his replacement is found to ensure a smooth transition for SageWest’s new leader.

“Alan’s experience, tremendous dedication to quality care, focus on community, and kind spirit have made him a wonderful leader in Lander and Riverton,” said Victor Giovanetti, FACHE, executive vice president of hospital operations at LifePoint Health, which owns SageWest. “He made a significant impact at SageWest in a short amount of time, and we are grateful to his service in Fremont County. While Alan leaves us difficult shoes to fill, we are confident that with his support, we can find the right new leader to guide SageWest into the future.”

A 40-year veteran of the hospital industry, Daugherty has served as CEO or interim CEO at hospitals across the nation. Prior to SageWest, he was CEO of Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, Texas, Ennis Regional Medical Center in Ennis, Texas, and Mercy Regional Medical Center in Ville Platte, La. In 2011, while at Mercy Regional, Daugherty was recognized as LifePoint’s CEO of the Year for his exemplary leadership and steadfast commitment to delivering quality care close to home.

“Alan has become an important member of the SageWest family and of the communities we serve,” said Mike Jones, chair of SageWest Health Care’s Board of Trustees. “The central tenets of his leadership – a commitment to community, attention to providing quality care, and dedication to ensuring patient, employee and physician satisfaction – have made an indelible impact on our health system. We wish him well in his well-deserved retirement.”

At SageWest, Daugherty has overseen efforts to enhance quality care and patient safety, recruit new clinicians to the region in critical areas including family medicine, emergency medicine and anesthesia, initiate capital improvement projects, and expand services such as surgery and cardiovascular and endovascular programs.

Following his retirement, he and his wife Tanya will remain in Fremont County.

“It has been a privilege to be a part of the SageWest team and their efforts to make communities healthier,” said Daugherty. “I look forward to continue watching this team prosper and grow in the months and years to come as a member of the community.”