Renown CEO, Other Execs Step Down

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RENO, NV - Renown CEO Jim Miller has stepped down in the wake of an independent review of Sierra Nevada Cardiology Associates (SNCA).

Renown’s Board of Directors engaged law firm Bryan Cave to conduct a comprehensive review of the SNCA matter, as well as related investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Nevada, that ultimately were settled.

Three other Renown executives involved in the SNCA transaction – general counsel Kelly Testolin, vice president of system development Andy Pearl, and business development administrator Phil Schweber – have also left effective immediately.

Renown Health Board chairman David C. Line says, "There is no question that things did not go as planned, and for that we are sincerely sorry. As an organization, we have been committed to taking whatever steps are necessary to make sure that our policies, procedures and communications are as world-class as the health care we provide. If the execution of the SNCA transaction had been as solid as our intentions, none of this would have occurred."

To ensure continuity of leadership while a national search for a chief executive is under way, the board has named healthcare industry veteran Donald C. Sibery as interim Chief Executive Officer. Sibery brings to Renown more than 35 years of experience as a health system chief executive and chief operating officer, according to a press release from Renown.

Line was also appointed to serve as Renown’s president on a temporary basis to lend additional support to Sibery and the senior leadership team.