Tim Johnsen, president of Hot Springs Mercy Hospital, has resigned to take another position, the medical center announced Tuesday on its website.
Johnsen has been with the hospital since 2006, when he served as its executive vice president and chief operating officer. He was named president in 2008. Johnsen is leaving to become the president of Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, according to the news release. His resignation is effective Dec. 7.
“We regret Tim’s departure from Mercy and are appreciative of the strong leadership he has provided over many years,” said Lynn Britton, Mercy president and chief executive officer, in a release. “Tim has led our ministry in Hot Springs through successes in quality and customer satisfaction achievements, and in recent years through the challenges of an increasingly competitive healthcare environment. We wish him well in his future pursuits.”
The release states that Kim Day, Mercy's central region president, will serve as interim president in Hot Springs "until the planned transfer of Mercy Hot Springs to Capella Healthcare is finalized."