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3/30/2017 12:00:00 AM PACIFIC
Updated: 3/31/2017 7:46:45 AM PACIFIC
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KPHD board votes to appoint interim CEO, superintendent
Kennewick, Wash. – The Kennewick Public Hospital District Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to grant Craig R. Cudworth additional responsibilities as superintendent and interim chief executive officer for Trios Health. Mr. Cudworth, an employee of Quorum Health Resources, arrived February 1 to serve as chief restructuring officer and lead the organization through a major project to return the organization to financial health.  
Quorum, a management consulting firm, was hired in late 2016 by the KPHD Board to conduct a financial, operational, and strategic assessment. After receiving the final report in January, the Commissioners agreed to move forward with Quorum’s recommendations.

Craig R. Cudworth, LFACHE, has worked successfully in transitional, change-management, administrative, and operational capacities for several health systems across the country since 1993. Most recently, he served as acting chief executive officer for Franklin Foundation Hospital in Franklin, Louisiana. He has completed additional assignments on behalf of Quorum for Newberry County Memorial Hospital in Newberry, South Carolina, Hancock Medical Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and Tippah County Health Services in Ripley, Mississippi. He holds a Master’s in Health Care Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.