Joe Dorko to Leave Lutheran Health Network

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Joe Dorko, chief executive officer of Lutheran Health Network, has accepted a new role with Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation as a special projects CEO. Dorko will remain with the network through mid-July.

“I have had a great experience serving as chief executive officer of Lutheran Health Network, and before that Lutheran Hospital, and I’m so proud of our many accomplishments over the past 14 years, especially those that have advanced the care provided for our patients,” said Dorko. “I will truly miss the great employees, volunteers, board members and medical staffs across the organization and I wish them all the best as they continue to move the network forward. The strong leadership in place at each hospital will support continued growth in every measure of success.”

Brian Bauer, CEO of Lutheran Hospital, will serve as the interim CEO for Lutheran Health Network during the transition while also continuing in his current role as CEO of Lutheran Hospital.