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Erich to retire as president and CEO of Feather River Hospital

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Kevin Erich has announced that he will be retiring effective Jan.1, 2016 from his role as president and CEO of Feather River Hospital, according to Jeff Eller, president of the Northern California Region and board chair of FRH. 

“Over the past several years, I have had an increasing number of personal health challenges,” says Erich. “I feel it is in my and Adventist Health’s best interest for me to step down from my current role in order to better address these concerns.”

“Kevin is a man of integrity who lives his philosophy of service daily, embodying the mission of Adventist Health,” says Eller. “On behalf of our senior executives, I want to thank and acknowledge him for the many contributions to our system during a career in Adventist health care which has spanned nearly three decades.”

Erich has been at FRH since 2011. Prior to his work in Paradise, California, Erich was president and CEO of Howard Memorial Hospital, Willits, California, for 14 years where he was instrumental in moving the hospital to a position of financial security and high patient satisfaction. From 1992-1997 Erich served as president and CEO of Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner, Oregon, a facility formerly managed by Adventist Health. 

“During my time with Adventist Health, I have seen lives healed and transformed,” says Erich. “The ability to care for our community and employees has been tremendously rewarding personally and professionally.”

Passionate about rural health care, Erich also has been an active member of the California Hospital Association, the American Hospital Association, is board certified in Healthcare Management and in 2005 became a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

According to Eller, an executive search for Erich’s replacement will begin immediately.