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UHD’s CEO Jeff Lang headed to Michigan

By Staff | Jan 26, 2015

United Hospital District personnel have been informed that Jeff Lang, UHD’s chief executive officer, has submitted his resignation.

Lang, who was hired in 2007 and had been working as the hospital’s administrator since then, has reportedly sent an email to staff informing them of his resignation.

The UHD?board and UHD Incorporated (the non-profit) board chairs were contacted by the Faribault County Register last week regarding the resignation.

“He did submit his resignation,”?Larry Anderson, of the UHD?board, confirmed.

Melanie Humburg, the chairperson of the UHDI board, confirmed Lang’s resignation as well.

“At this point we don’t know a lot of information,”?Humburg said. “But we will be working to find a replacement.”

Lang’s resignation is a result of his accepting a CEO?position with another hospital.

He will be assuming duties as a CEO with the?UP?Health System-Portage in Hancock, Mich. on March 9.

“I am very proud to have been a part of UHD and will always look back with amazement at the results we have achieved,”?Lang says. “UHD is certainly a very special and extremely capable organization with the very best employees anywhere.”

The UHDI Board has been working on finalizing a plan on conducting a search for a new CEO. But, there is no definite time frame for the search at this time.

And, while there will be some work in finding a replacement for Lang who has served UHD hospital for eight years, Humburg expressed her feelings about his departure.

“Jeff has done a great job leading our hospital through a time of significant change. He has accomplished so much during his tenure; most notably the recruitment of physicians and mid-level providers,”?Humburg said. “He has been a passionate advocate for rural health care and his enthusiasm and ability to get things done will be missed.”