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Alex Jackson to step down as CEO of Sacred Heart, Holy Family hospitals as parent organization flattens

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

Alex Jackson is the CEO of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital and Holy Family Hospital. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Alex Jackson is the CEO of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital and Holy Family Hospital. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Alex Jackson, chief executive of Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital, will step down next month in what the hospitals’ parent organization describes as a flattening of executive ranks.

Jackson’s job is being eliminated, Providence Health Care said in a news release.

“The decision was made as Providence Health Care focuses on new ways to deliver health care in a rapidly changing environment,” the release said, adding the new arrangement is a “contemporary organizational” structure. The release said administrative jobs throughout Providence have been under review and other Providence locations have made the same decision, to eliminate the CEO role overseeing hospitals.

Peg Currie, R.N., is chief operating officer for Providence Health Care in Eastern Washington, and will take on day-to-day operations of Sacred Heart and Holy Family hospitals, the release said. Elaine Couture will remain chief executive of Providence Health & Services Eastern Washington/Montana.

Jackson has worked for Providence for more than 18 years. His last day is Feb. 17.


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