The CEO of one of Roper St. Francis’ three flagship hospitals will retire later this year.
Allen Carroll, CEO of Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, plans to step down in May, according to a news release.
“I’m not sure what the future holds, but my wife, Mindy, and two grown daughters are fully supportive of my decision,” Carroll said in the news release. “I’m ready to turn the page and write the next chapter of my life.”
Carroll became COO of the hospital in 1990 and worked to relocate the downtown facility to its current location in West Ashley. He was named CEO of the hospital in 1995 and added vice president of operations for the system to his title in 1998, when the Roper St. Francis merger occurred, the news release said.
He also has been helping to plan the new Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital campus, and Roper St. Francis is exploring a part-time consultant relationship with Carroll for that project, the news release said. The hospital is expected to open in 2019 at the intersection of U.S highways 176 and 17-A, within the Carnes Crossroads development.
“Allen’s gift has been elevating the culture of compassionate care at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital while boosting the overall quality of the hospital’s services,” Roper St. Francis President and CEO Lorraine Lutton said in the news release. “He has guided the hospital to become a nationally recognized center of excellence. Our entire health care system benefited from Allen’s thoughtful, purposeful and visionary leadership, and we wish him every success as he enters this next phase of his life.”
A search for his replacement will begin in the near term, the news release said.