Summa CEO Thomas Malone resigns: What happens next at Summa remains unclear


Dr. Thomas Malone on Thursday announced his resignation as president and CEO of Summa Health, 21 days after more than 240 physicians signed a no-confidence letter calling for his departure.

Malone, 60, a Northeast Ohio native who began leading the health system two years ago, will continue to serve as CEO for up to 60 days while Summa’s board of directors conducts a search for his successor, the board said.

In a statement released Thursday, Malone said he had detracted from the health system’s mission.

“I care deeply about the future of Summa Health and am incredibly proud of all that we have accomplished together over the past two years,” Malone wrote. “However, as I thought about what would be best for our organization moving forward, it became clear to me that my presence may be a distraction from our goals. And that is unacceptable to me.”

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