Faith Regional president resigns from post

August 8, 2018

Mark Klosterman, president and chief executive officer of Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, has resigned from the post.

Both the board of directors at Faith Regional and the Lutheran Community Hospital Association — which is the owner of the hospital — accepted his resignation at meetings Monday.

“Mark’s expertise in growing key services to benefit the region has placed Faith Regional in a position for continued growth and excellence in patient care close to home,” said John Dinkel, chairman of Faith Regional’s board of directors. “The board thanks him for his efforts and commitment to our organization and we wish him well in his next endeavor.”

Kelly Driscoll, who serves as the hospital’s senior vice president and chief operating officer, has been named to serve as the interim CEO and president.

Driscoll said Klosterman is leaving to pursue other opportunities, but specific details were not available.

Klosterman, who began at Faith Regional in 2014, has led the hospital in a variety of growth initiatives, quality achievements and investments in the health and wellness of the region during his tenure.

Some of his achievements include leading Faith Regional into continued development of new lines of medical services, expanded regional partnerships with other health systems, and selected and implemented a new electronic medical records system. During his years as president and CEO, Faith Regional was awarded numerous national awards for quality and patient care.

The hospital opened 20 clinics, expanded surgery services, relocated its behavioral health unit, began construction of a new medical office building and recruited 44 physicians and 54 advanced care practitioners while Klosterman was at the helm.

“It has been a privilege to collaborate with and develop the team at Faith Regional. The success we have achieved as an organization has been truly remarkable and has set the organization up for additional success in the future,” Klosterman said. “Faith Regional is fortunate to have a talented and dedicated leadership team who will continue to lead the organization on its strategic vision forward.”

Craig Boche, president of the Lutheran Community Hospital Association, had words of praise for Klosterman.

“The vision and execution of strategic initiatives by Mark were instrumental in the accomplishments achieved by Faith Regional over the last four years. Mark has set a course for the organization for continued success and financial strength,” he said. “We appreciate all that he has done during his time here.”

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