Studley promoted, Nicholas interim CEO

Published 2:04 pm Thursday, May 24, 2012

L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital CEO Jason Studley confirmed on Thursday that he is leaving the Greenville hospital to become CEO of Trinity Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Studley’s last day at L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital will be June 1. He will begin work at Trinity Hospital June 4.

L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital will soon be under new leadership.

CEO Jason Studley confirmed on Thursday that he is leaving the Greenville hospital to become CEO of Trinity Hospital of Augusta in Augusta, Ga. Studley’s last day at L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital will be June 1. He will begin work at Trinity Hospital June 4. Both L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital and Trinity Hospital are owned by Community Health Systems (CHS).

“My family is a little upset to be leaving,” Studley said. “They really love Greenville, but this is just an opportunity I had to take.”

Studley will be replacing Jim Cruickshank, who is retiring as the Augusta hospital’s CEO.

L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital Assistant CEO Connie Nicholas will serve as the interim CEO in Greenville.

Officials with CHS said the process of finding a permanent CEO was underway, but that no timeline for making a hire has been established. CHS also said that there are no other changes planned for the hospital.

An attempt to reach Nicholas for comment was unsuccessful.