CEO leaving Dayton’s largest hospital: 5 things to know

Miami Valley Hospital President Mark Shaker is leaving “to seek out other career opportunities” and the hospital’s chief operating officer will serve as executive in charge beginning June 3. Shaker’s last day with Dayton’s largest hospital — and member of the Premier Health network — will be June 2.

“After 31 years of outstanding service, Mark Shaker has decided to leave his role as president of Miami Valley Hospital (MVH),” Premier said in a statement. “A formal search is underway to fill the position.”

Shaker has served in a number of leadership roles for Premier Health over the years. Prior to his current role at MVH, he served as president of Good Samaritan Hospital and Fidelity Healthcare — a home health care agency operated by Premier.

Here are five things to know about shaker and Miami Valley Hospital:

1. Shaker was named president and CEO of Miami Valley Hospital in downtown Dayton in October 2013. Shaker was formerly senior vice president of service integration for Premier. Prior to his current position, Shaker has held previous roles as president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital, vice president of strategic improvement at Miami Valley Hospital, and President and CEO of Fidelity Health Care, according to Premier. RELATED: New CEO named

2. Shaker earned a $696,125 salary and $153,918 in bonuses and incentives in 2015, the most recent hospital executive compensation data shows. RELATED: Find what area hospital CEOs earn

3. Shaker led the recent expansion of Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville. The location will undergo a $60 million expansion as its parent, Dayton-based Premier Health, continues to pour millions of dollars into one of its most prized properties. The expansion, which will feature a new orthopedic spine-and-joint center, will bring about 100 new jobs to the area and add 170,000 square feet to the hospital at 2400 Miami Valley Drive, hospital officials said. RELATED: Hospital expansion to cardiac catheterization lab.

4. Miami Valley Hospital was named to Healthgrades' 2017 list of "America's 100 Best Hospitals," which recognizes the top 2 percent of hospitals in the nation for exhibiting clinical excellence for at least three consecutive years. The hospital was one of just five hospitals in Ohio to be ranked on the Top 100 list by Healthgrades, a Denver-based online resource for comprehensive information about hospitals and physicians. "This award is a testament not only to the quality of care that our patients receive, but to the consistency of that care," said Shaker. "Our employees take tremendous pride in the fact that so many people in the Dayton region place their trust in us." RELATED: Hospital named on of the top

5. In 1903 the hospital formally changed its name to Miami Valley Hospital. The first emergency room opened in 1912 and outpatient clinics opened throughout the city when flood waters devastated Dayton in 1913. RELATED: Miami Valley turns 125

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