Former Our Lady of the Lake CEO Scott Wester has been offered the top job for the Memorial Healthcare System in Florida, one of the largest public hospital systems in the United States.
The South Broward Hospital District Board of Directors, which oversees the hospital system, met Friday evening to make its selection, said Kerting Baldwin, executive director of corporate communications for Memorial Healthcare System. Baldwin could not confirm whether Wester accepted the offer.
Wester, who had been CEO of OLOL for 14 years before stepping down in February, was one of four finalists for the Memorial Healthcare job.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel first reported the news on Monday.
Memorial Healthcare System operates five hospitals and a children’s hospital in Broward County, north of Miami.
In February, Wester left his position as a leader of OLOL to take on a new leadership position with the hospital’s parent company, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. The post was intended to focus on OLOL’s recently announced $245 million partnership with LSU.
Beth O’Brien has been named interim president and CEO while a search is underway for a permanent replacement.
A spokesperson for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, which oversees OLOL, deferred comments to Wester. Wester did not immediately return messages from The Advocate.