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EIRMC CEO to retire after 3-decade career

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center CEO Doug Crabtree has announced he will retire from the post December 31, 2017.

Crabtree has served most of his health care career at EIRMC. He has been CEO for 18 years. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer at EIRMC from 1993 to 1997 and as assistant administrator from 1991 to 1993.

Under Crabtree’s guidance, the medical center grew from a community hospital to become the largest hospital in the region and as a regional referral center in its service area. EIRMC has invested $93 million in renovations and additional facilities to provide for service line expansion and growth.

“It has been a remarkable experience to be involved in EIRMC’s transformation,” said Crabtree. “I’m very proud of the work we’ve done to ensure that people in our area can choose top-notch healthcare close to home.”

Dr. Rachel Gonzales, CEO at Madison Memorial Hospital and Hospital Consortium member, said, “We have built a wonderful partnership over the years. Doug’s leadership has built a strong sense of community collaboration. This has been the fundamental reason why EIRMC has worked so well with area hospitals. He has a motto he often says, “Friends and family serving friends and family.” I have appreciated Doug as a friend and colleague, but additionally I am grateful for what he has taught me. I wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Crabtree said he planned to spend more time with his family and continue his work with charitable and church activities.

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