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Head of Doylestown Hospital to retire after 23 years

During tenure of Richard Reif, the hospital has grown significantly.

Head of Doylestown Hospital to retire after 23 years

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Richard A. Reif

Doylestown Hospital President and CEO Richard A. Reif plans to retire by the end of the year after more than 23 years in the post, the board of directors announced Wednesday.

Reif is a “visionary” whose tenure has had a tremendous impact on the hospital and the community it serves, board chairwoman Carolyn Della-Rodolfa said n a written statement.

During his his career, the hospital added the Main Wing, a new Emergency Department and private rooms; acquired the Pine Run Community; built the Health & Wellness Center and  expanded cardiovascular and oncology services. A MossRehab inpatient facility is scheduled to open June 27 and an outpatient wound care center is set to open July 2.

He was a founder of the Bucks County Physician Hospital Alliance, one of the oldest physician-hospital organizations in the country, and was behind the creation of the Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership, CB Cares and the Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic.

Reif joined Doylestown Hospital on June 1, 1989 as president and CEO. Before that, he filled the same positions at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.  He also worked at Jeanes and Friends Hospitals in Philadelphia and South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, N.Y.

The Doylestown Hospital board said it has retained a healthcare leadership organization to assist its Leadership Advisory Transition Committee in replacing Reif.

 

 

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Chris Palmer covers Bucks County for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His previous work has appeared in the New York Times and on several Times blogs, including City Room, the Local East Village and SchoolBook (which has since been taken over by WNYC). Contact him at cpalmer@phillynews.com, 610 313 8212 or on Twitter, @cs_palmer.

Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at bfinley@phillynews.com, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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