HonorHealth Board of Directors move forward with new leadership

After dedicating 30 years each to HonorHealth, CEO Tom Sadvary and President Rhonda Forsyth are calling it a career.

Tom Sadvary

Tom Sadvary

Ms. Forsyth will retire from HonorHealth on Dec. 31 while Mr. Sadvary’s last day as CEO is expected to be April 3, 2017, but he’ll serve in an advisory role through the remainder of 2017, according to a press release.

After a thorough succession planning process, the board of directors have tapped Todd LaPorte, HonorHealth chief administrative officer and executive vice president, to move into the CEO role upon Mr. Sadvary’s retirement, the release states.

“We are uniquely positioned for success in the changing healthcare market thanks to the vision and leadership of Tom Sadvary and Rhonda Forsyth,” said Steve Wheeler, chairman, HonorHealth Board of Directors, in a prepared statement.

“Todd is the right leader for the next phase of HonorHealth’s evolution for the organization in fulfilling its mission.”

Rhonda Forsyth

Rhonda Forsyth

Mr. Sadvary echoed that sentiment.

“I am confident in the direction we are headed. We have a strong mission, vision, values and a brand promise for HonorHealth, and Todd brings all of the right qualities for our next, successful CEO,” Mr. Sadvary said in the release.

“I started as a paramedic 40 years ago, and I’ve been in Scottsdale for 30 years. This has never been just a job to me. It’s a way to make a significant difference for our patients, our employees, our physicians, our partners and our community. It’s a wonderful opportunity and experience to be part of – and continue to be part of — transforming HonorHealth for the next generation.”

Ms. Forsyth says HonorHealth has helped thousands of people during ther tenure with the company and she is proud to have played a role.

“Nothing makes me prouder than to be connected with this great organization,” she said in the release.

Todd LaPorte

Todd LaPorte

“And nothing humbles me more than to think of the thousands of people whose lives we touch. Every single day of my work life has had meaning because of what we do to care for people. More than anything, it is the caliber of people in leadership that has enabled me to feel comfortable with my decision. From our Board of Directors to our management team, we have the right team in place to move forward and continue to be successful. They believe in our mission and I know will continue to uphold the values that have made us great.”

Mr. LaPorte leads HonorHealth’s finance, strategic planning, population health management, integration, contracting, payor relations and supply chain management functions. He joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 2001 as director of finance. He was promoted to CFO, then CFO and chief strategy officer and maintained that role with HonorHealth prior to assuming his current role as chief administrative officer and executive vice president in 2015, the release states.

“In the midst of so much change in our combined 142 years of history, this stays the same: we support patient care and we support our colleagues in patient care, and every decision is driven by what is best for the person we are serving,” added Mr. LaPorte.

“We have the capability to do everything in our plan to achieve our vision, focusing on the continuum of care as we meet all of the needs of our community inside and outside the hospital setting. We have accomplished much so far and should be proud. I am looking forward to our future.”

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