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DeKalb Health president, CEO resigns

Kirk Ray, president and CEO of DeKalb Health, has resigned effective today, the board announced. He joined the independent Auburn hospital in November 2009.

During his tenure at DeKalb Health, Ray re-branded the organization and expanded its emergency, imaging and diagnostic centers. The hospital also won accreditation for treating patients suffering chest pain and developed a sports medicine program.

Alan Middleton, the board’s chairman, said the organization appreciates Ray’s contribution.

“We wish him the best for the future,” Middleton said in a statement.

Kelly Dunham, vice president of support services & compliance, will serve as interim CEO. The search for a new CEO has begun.