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Springfield Hospital hires next CEO

  • Springfield Hospital’s Board of Directors has announced Robert S. Adcock will be its new Chief Executive Officer. (Courtesy photograph)

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 4/5/2021 9:18:29 PM
Modified: 4/5/2021 9:18:27 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Springfield Hospital has hired a health care consultant to serve as its next CEO, according to a hospital news release.

Robert “Bob” Adcock, of Wildwood, Mo., is set replace interim CEO Mike Halstead later this month. Adcock most recently provided consulting services to West Virginia University Hospitals and served as CEO of Fairmont (W.V.) Regional Medical Center.

“I am looking forward to joining Springfield Hospital, and continuing its 107-year tradition of caring for the community and the remarkable achievements its team has made in providing high quality health care through some challenging times,” Adcock said in the release.

Halstead, an employee of the Tennessee-based Quorum Health Resources, has held the position since January 2019, after the previous CEO Tim Ford left abruptly.

Halstead worked to reduce the organization’s expenses, including by closing the hospital’s birthing center, in light of a total accumulated debt of approximately $20 million.

He also led the organization through Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which it exited at the end of last year with a reorganization plan that had it separate from Springfield Medical Care Systems, a formerly related federally qualified health center.

Jim Rumrill, Springfield Hospital’s board chairman, welcomed Adcock and thanked Halstead for his “skill and leadership” that has been “of great value” to the hospital.

“We look forward to envisioning the future of health care in the region and the role Springfield Hospital will play in meeting the needs of our local communities,” Rumrill said in the release.

Adcock holds a master of business administration from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and a bachelor of science degree in commerce and business administration with a major in health-care management from the University of Alabama.

He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is board-certified in healthcare management.

He plans to move to the Springfield area and is slated to start work the week of April 19, the release said.

Nora Doyle-Burr can be reached at or 603-727-3213.

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