Nonprofit health care system TriHealth announced Monday that Chief Executive Officer John Prout has begun a three-month medical leave after having “scheduled, successful heart surgery” this morning at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Prout, 66, is the longest tenured health care system CEO in Southwest Ohio and has been TriHealth’s leader since April 1, 1998, according to the network.
Prout is CEO over TriHealth operations including five hospitals: Good Samaritan, Bethesda North, TriHealth Evendale, Bethesda Butler and McCullough-Hyde Memorial hospitals. TriHealth owns a majority stake in the Oxford hospital.
During his leave, TriHealth President Mark Clement has been named Interim CEO. Clement, 61, joined TriHealth in May of this year after spending nine years as president and CEO of Rochester (N.Y.) General Health System.
Prout has guided the growth of TriHealth, Cincinnati’s fourth largest employer, to include almost 12,000 employees, more than 130 sites of care, over 500 employed physicians and an independent medical staff of over 1,800, according to the medical organization.