• Joe Forese

Mountain Lakes Medical Center CEO submits resignation

CLAYTON — Mountain Lakes Medical Center CEO Joe Forese has resigned, effective Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Forese said on Friday his decision to resign was due to family matters.

“I want to thank the InMed Group, and especially (InMed Group President) Jacques Jarry and (InMed Chief Operation Officer) Vicki Lawrenson personally, because they’ve been wonderful for the entire four years I’ve been here,” Forese said. “I also want to thank the community because we’ve accomplished a lot of great things together and I see wonderful, wonderful things for the new Mountain Lakes hospital.”

Forese took over as MLMC CEO in January 2014, replacing Vicki Lawrenson. Since then, he has played a large role in promoting wellness-based care at the hospital and in the project to construct a new facility on Stagecoach Road along Highway 441 North.

His departure should not impact the expected opening of the new facility, Forese said. That hospital is slated to open in September.

See the Thursday, July 6, edition for more on this story.


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