Greenville, OH (1-13-21) –Wayne HealthCare today announced the pending retirement of Wayne Deschambeau, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and the appointment of Jeff Subler, Vice President of Support Services, as the incoming new President and CEO.

Effective March 31, 2021, Deschambeau will retire and transition to the role of Advisor to the CEO and Subler will assume his new position.

Eric Everman, Chairman of Wayne HealthCare’s Board of Trustees

“At a time when many independent rural hospitals are struggling, Wayne HealthCare isn’t just surviving; it’s thriving and expanding again, and I attribute that in great part to Deschambeau’s exemplary leadership.”

added Everman –

“During his 15-year tenure, Deschambeau achieved unprecedented growth for the hospital. First, he prioritized hiring talented providers and staff. Then, to ensure the hospital keeps pace with the growing community it serves, he expanded the hospital, not once, but three times, and most importantly, he prioritized patient care and the patient experience, ensuring that Wayne HealthCare is well positioned to continue to deliver on its mission of providing quality care close to home for decades to come.”

Without question, Deschambeau is leaving on a high note. Not only did he facilitate elevating the patient experience and prioritizing patient safety, under his leadership and for the first time in the hospital’s history, Wayne HealthCare received a 5-star patient rating in 2020 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is the highest ranking any hospital can receive.

During the pandemic, when providers and staff alike were grappling with exhaustion, he inspired confidence and served as a beacon of hope for hospital employees.

If that weren’t enough, Deschambeau is stepping down just as the final phase of his ambitious multi-year strategic plan is nearing completion.

This February — when the hospital’s 85,000-square-foot addition opens and patients have access to a new Birthing Center, Inpatient Unit and Wellness Center — he can retire in the knowledge that despite a global pandemic and all the challenges associated with operating in one, the project will be completed on time and on budget.

But, Deschambeau is quick to give most of the credit to his successor, Jeff Subler, who, in addition to serving as VP of Support Services, also served as project manager on all three of the hospital’s expansion projects.

“The Board couldn’t have done better than to select Jeff to carry Wayne HealthCare forward into the future. Jeff’s an ideal choice, and I look forward to hearing about all the great things he’ll accomplish as President and CEO of Wayne HealthCare.” Deschambeau, and his wife, Sharon — who recently retired as President of the Darke County Chamber of Commerce — intend to retire to Florida, but according to Wayne and Sharon, they plan to visit often and will absolutely stay in touch with the many friends they’ve made here.

About Wayne HealthCare Located in Greenville, Ohio, Wayne HealthCare is a nationally-ranked and recognized not-for-profit acute care hospital that provides inpatient and outpatient services to individuals from birth to geriatrics. In 2020, the hospital received a five-star quality rating, the highest ranking any hospital can receive, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and it received an ‘A’ grade for patient safety by the Leapfrog Group. Serving its communities since 1922, it’s comprised of 450 employees and volunteers and a team of 250 credentialed providers who provide medical and specialty services to Darke County, Ohio and surrounding areas. Wayne HealthCare provides patient-centered healthcare and wellness services using the best technology provided by highly skilled employees and providers. For more information, please visit our website at www.waynehealthcare.org