ACEDC member news: Porter Medical Center CEO Announces Retirement

The most recent edition of the Addy Indy includes a story about Jim Daily's retirement announcement.

Jim Daily is a member of ACEDC's Board.

He announced his retirement plan in a letter to the PMC Board and community in March: 

To the Porter Medical Center Community,                                                          

I am writing to share with you that I have begun working with the Porter Medical Center Board of Directors and my senior leadership colleagues on the transition plan that will culminate in my retirement as President of Porter Medical Center by the end of 2015, following a thorough, thoughtful and successful search for a new Chief Executive Officer.

As I have mentioned several times in staff meetings or private conversations in recent years, the PMC board and I began discussing this transition back in 2006, when I decided that my target date for retirement would be no later than the spring of 2016 (my 62nd birthday).

Earlier this year, we began planning in earnest the actual steps and timelines that make the most sense for our organization to ensure a smooth and successful leadership transition, we developed a “Leadership Transition Plan” with input from senior staff and some outside advisors who have expertise in this field.

The framework for this plan involves spending the next 6 months defining in detail what PMC needs in our next CEO in terms of their professional background/experiences/strengths, etc…but also their personal attributes and skills that will be a good fit for our organization, culture and community.

By the fall of 2014, the board will take this information and enlist the help of a search firm that we have successfully worked with in the past to identify a list of potential candidates for initial review.  This initial review will be intended to identify a smaller pool of candidates who will be asked to participate in a more comprehensive interview process/conversation about the opportunity here at Porter Medical Center.  Eventually, final candidates will be selected for interviews, tours, meetings, etc….with the goal of identifying the successful candidate by the fall of 2015.

There will be time and many occasions over the next several months for me to discuss this plan with you in more detail, and express both in person and in writing how honored I have been to lead Porter Medical Center as the CEO for the past 30 years, and to work with so many outstanding staff colleagues, providers, volunteers, board members and professional colleagues throughout Addison County and the State of Vermont.

For now, I simply want to share with you this news and ask for your participation in helping to select the next leader of Porter Medical Center who will continue to build upon the incredibly strong foundation of caring, compassion and community service that has been the hallmark of PMC since 1925. 

Thank you.



James L. Daily