September 24, 2008

Sexton to Be New CEO at Hospital

On Oct. 6, Bill Sexton will be the new chief executive officer of Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. He will succeed Harold W. Brown, who is retiring after spending more than 35 years with the hospital.Sexton currently works for Providence Health and Services, headquartered in Seattle, as the chief executive for the North Coast Service Area in Oregon, where he has served for the past eight years.Prior to that, Sexton was the administrator/CEO in Sparta, Wis., for 10 years and is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps, where he served for more than 20 years. Sexton's last duties in the Air Force were in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs).He was president of the National Rural Health Association in 2006 and was the recipient of the American Hospital Association's Grassroots Champion Award that same year.

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