News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 23, 2013

UPDATE: Union Hospital president resigns

Staff Report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Scott Teffeteller has resigned as president and chief executive officer of Union Hospital, duties he assumed in December 2010.

The hospital announced the resignation late this afternoon in a news release.

Teffeteller “advised the hospital’s board of directors that he wishes to pursue other professional opportunities in health care administration,” according to the news release. No other reason was provided for the resignation.

Teffeteller, contacted by telephone, said he had no comment.

Kym Pfrank, Union’s senior vice president and CIO, will serve as interim president and CEO.

The hospital board will immediately begin a national search for Teffeteller’s successor, said John S. Lukens, board chairman.

Teffeteller became Union’s vice president and chief operating officer in March 2006 before moving up to the role of executive vice president in January 2008. He became interim president and CEO in September 2010, succeeding David Doerr.

Prior to joining Union, he held various positions with a number of other health care organizations, including chief operating officer of Terre Haute Regional Hospital and COO of the Medical Center of Aurora in Denver.

“We wish Scott well in his future pursuits and our board is grateful for his many years of work as part of Union’s executive team and the outstanding leadership he provided the organization,” Lukens said in the news releases.