Dayton-area hospital names new CEO

Wayne HealthCare announced its CEO is retiring after a 15 year tenure with the Greenville-based hospital.

Wayne Deschambeau, president and CEO, will retire effective March 31 and the leadership role will be taken over by Jeff Subler, who is now vice president of support services.

Subler said he is excited to be able to lead lead the organization into the future, noting that he is taking the position as the a major expansion of the hospital campus nears completion.

“I’m humbled that the board chose me, but I’m proud to be the one chosen to lead the organization,” Subler said.

Deschambeau said he will be an advisor to Subler after he retires.

“At a time when many independent rural hospitals are struggling, Wayne HealthCare isn’t just surviving; it’s thriving and expanding again, and I attribute that in great part to Deschambeau’s exemplary leadership,” said Eric Everman, chairman of Wayne HealthCare’s Board of Trustees.

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Deschambeau was credited by Everman for prioritized hiring talented providers and staff, to leading the expansion of the hospital three times, and to prioritizing patient care and the patient experience.

Wayne HealthCare has received a 5-star patient rating in 2020 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is the highest ranking any hospital can receive.

Deschambeau is stepping down just as the final phase of his ambitious multi-year strategic plan is nearing completion. This February is when the hospital’s 85,000-square-foot addition opens and patients have access to a new Birthing Center, Inpatient Unit and Wellness Center.

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Subler, in addition to serving as VP of Support Services, also served as project manager on all three of the hospital’s expansion projects.

“The board couldn’t have done better than to select Jeff to carry Wayne HealthCare forward into the future. Jeff’s an ideal choice, and I look forward to hearing about all the great things he’ll accomplish as president and CEO of Wayne HealthCare.”

Deschambeau, and his wife, Sharon — who recently retired as president of the Darke County Chamber of Commerce — intend to retire to Florida.

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