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SageWest hospital CEO to retire in April; Nationwide search underway for replacement

Steve Erixon will retire from his position as chief executive officer (CEO) of SageWest Health Care. His last day will be April 1, 2016, according to a news release from the hospital. “We are grateful to Steve for his contributions to SageWest and the Riverton and Lander communities during his tenure,” said Victor Giovanetti, western group president of LifePoint Health. “We wish him the very best in his retirement. We are launching a national search to find the right person to fill this important leadership position on a long-term basis.” Erixon said, “It has been a pleasure to lead SageWest in serving the healthcare needs of our communities. My wife and I look forward to the opportunity to focus on travel, spending time with our family, and enjoying our beautiful community and its surroundings.” Erixon first came to SageWest in January 2013 as its interim CEO. He was appointed acting CEO in April of that same year. He had several notable accomplishments during his leadership tenure, including earning LifePoint’s High Five Award 2012. Erixon also was integral in the bringing the Lander and Riverton hospitals together as SageWest. Erixon has served as the head of both hospitals since 2013; originally serving as the CEO for Lander Regional Hospital beginning in 2012. Prior to joining Lander Regional Hospital, Erixon had served in executive hospital leadership roles across the nation since 1987. *Feature Photo: Steve Erixon (Pitchengine Communities) * #county10 #news