FirstHealth CEO Says He Will Retire Next Year
Charles T. Frock, CEO of FirstHealth of the Carolinas in Pinehurst, has announced to the board of directors that he plans to retire effective Dec 31, 2011.
Frock, 62, was hired as president and CEO of Moore Regional Hospital in 1991 and then became CEO of FirstHealth of the Carolinas in 1995. During his tenure, FirstHealth expanded beyond the traditional role of hospital care into such areas as home care, hospice, dental care and community health and health insurance, according to a news release.
“I have enjoyed my time at FirstHealth,” Frock said. “It is with mixed emotions my wife, Nancy, and I have come to this decision. There is never a great time for certain decisions, but I know this is the right decision at the right time.”
As CEO, Frock oversees the development and coordination of FirstHealth’s goals, objectives and strategic plans, and ensures that FirstHealth’s core purpose, to care for people, is fulfilled.
“I am extremely proud of what has been achieved at FirstHealth, and I am thankful I had the opportunity to work with such a great team,” Frock said. “The support from the management team and medical community is unprecedented. While it is always hard to leave, I am looking forward to what the next chapter in life brings.”
Before he retires next year, Frock will continue to oversee the completion of several projects that will define FirstHealth for years to come. The Reid Heart Center, Hospice Residence and the Clara McLean Hospitality House will be open before his departure.
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