Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas now has an interim president.
Following Bob Diehl’s resignation from the post announced in late June and effective July 31, Larry Philipp has been named interim president of the hospital. A retired Dignity Health employee, Phillip undertakes the job again, according to a memorandum to the Mark Twain Medical Center Board of Directors, management, Medical Executive Committee, the Mark Twain Health Care District Board of Directors and the hospital foundation’s board of directors dated July 16 from Jon Van Boening, a senior vice president for operations with Dignity Health Central California Service Area.
Philipp has held the interim president position twice at Mark Twain while searches were conducted for new fulltime presidents, and is thus familiar with Calaveras County and the services the medical center offers to the community, the memorandum states.
The Mark Twain Health Care District received voter approval in June when Measure A received overwhelming support. The measure asked voters to approve a 30-year lease between the health care district and Dignity Health to operate the medical center in San Andreas.
Philipp begins his third term as interim president of the hospital on Aug. 6, the memorandum said.