Hospital Administrator Marshall resigns

Published 4:03 pm Monday, October 20, 2014

Tombigbee Healthcare Authority Administrator Mike Marshall has resigned from his position after 11 years.

Marshall submitted his resignation Monday to the THA Board of Directors.

“We wish Mike well in his future endeavors, and our board is thankful for his 11 years of service to Tombigbee Healthcare Authority and the community,” said Jay Shows, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “He has provided outstanding leadership for our hospital and has made great contributions to developing many new patient programs over the years.”

Marshall said the resignation is something he has considered for several months.

“I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and the comment was made back in February or March that a change in leadership was needed, and I felt like it would be best for the hospital for me to leave, just not at this time,” Marshall said. “Over the last several months, I feel like I’ve become a lightning rod and hospitals our size have a hard enough time, but without 100 percent support, it’s even more difficult.”

Marshall added that his 11 years at the hospital have been the most rewarding in his 30-year career.

“I’ve worked for three organizations in my career, and I’ve been here the longest out of any of them,” he said. “This is the most rewarding place I’ve worked. We’ve added a lot of new services to the hospital, but it’s time for a change. Everybody has a shelf life and mine has come.”

The board has appointed Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Administrator Arthur Evans as acting administrator upon Marshall’s resignation. Evans has more than 35 years of experience with the hospital.

“It’s an opportunity that’s here, and I have confidence in my abilities as a leader to take on this position,” Evans said. “It’s a challenging time in healthcare, so I’m asking for the support, not only of the board, but of the medical staff and the community as we go forward and work to continue providing quality healthcare to our area.”

Evans added that he and the board appreciate what Marshall has done during his tenure as administrator.