Johnson, Jr., chief of staff at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital, announced today that he and his family will relocate to South Carolina in August of this
year. Dr. Johnson, who is a physician at Family Health Care of Ellensburg, has
been a part of the Kittitas County medical community since 2002.
greatly miss Dr. Johnson in his role as chief of staff at KVCH," said Paul
Nurick, KVCH CEO. "Under his leadership, we have made significant progress on
the process of credentialing medical providers to practice medicine at KVCH. We
wish him and his family all the best in the future."
The chief of staff
is elected by the body of physicians who provide patient care at KVCH. He or
she is charged with representing the opinions, concerns, and needs of the
medical staff to the Board of Commissioners for Kittitas County Public Hospital
District No. 1, other officials, and the public. He or she also serves as
chairperson of the Medical Executive Committee.
Dr. Johnson has held the
position of chief of staff since January 2009. Dr. Timothy O'Brien, currently
the vice-chief of staff, will transition to the chief of staff position in
In announcing his departure Dr. Johnson said, "I have been very
satisfied over the past 10 years with Family Health Care of Ellensburg, KVCH,
and my patients. I felt very accepted in the Kittitas County medical community,
and have appreciated the support and camaraderie of the local medical
providers." He also noted that he and his family greatly enjoyed living in