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Al Parrish announces retirement from Providence Health & Services

Bruce Lamoureux named senior vice president and chief executive for Alaska Region
Renton, Wash. – Providence Health & Services announced today that Al Parrish will retire at the end of this year after nearly a decade as the leader of its operations in Alaska.
Parrish was named senior vice president and chief executive of the Alaska Region in December 2002. During his tenure he has grown and advanced Providence services across the state for the benefit of all Alaskans. “Al has left an indelible mark on Providence and Alaska through his service,” said John Koster, MD, president and chief executive of Providence Health & Services. “We have been extremely fortunate to have had his leadership in this great state for so many years.”
Succeeding Parrish will be Bruce Lamoureux, currently chief operating officer for Providence’s Alaska Region. “Bruce has served side by side with Al for five years,” said Koster, “and his 35 years of health care operations experience, along with his tenure in Alaska, makes him the right person to lead the Alaska Region for the future.”
Lamoureux has accepted the role of the new senior vice president and chief executive for the Alaska Region effective immediately, and Parrish will support him and the entire Alaska team through this transition. “We are pleased that Bruce has accepted this new role with Providence and expect the strong leadership we’ve seen from this team will continue long into the future,” said Koster.
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Providence is the state’s largest health system and Alaska’s largest private employer with more than 4,000 employees; medical centers in Anchorage, Kodiak Island, Valdez and Seward; and continuing care services, including home health, assisted living and skilled nursing.
About Providence Health & Services
Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit organization extending across five states, including Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon and California. The System operates 27 acute care medical centers and hospitals, numerous non-acute facilities and physician clinics, as well as a health plan, a liberal arts university, a high school and other health, housing and educational services. In total, more than 55,000 people are employed by Providence Health & Services.