Judy Rich, TMC president and CEO, announced this week that Dave Ressler will step into the role of Chief Operating Officer at Tucson Medical Center. Ressler will begin his duties on Jan. 1. As announced earlier this month, Linda Wojtowicz is leaving TMC to assume her new role as Chief Executive Officer of the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Arizona.
“Linda will be greatly missed at TMC. She has left a lasting legacy here, and I know that I speak for everyone when I say that we have appreciated her dedication, her energy and her tremendous work,” said Judy Rich, President and CEO at TMC.
Ressler is well-equipped to handle the role. Before his current position as Chief Strategy Officer at TMC, Ressler served a thirteen year stint as CEO – four years at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, and nine years at Aspen Valley Hospital in Colorado. He worked at TMC in 1999 as Vice President, Business Development, and spent time as a Marketing Coordinator for TMCare Health Network and as an Account Executive and Marketing Manager for TMC’s owned HMO, Partners Health Plan, starting in 1986.
“I am extremely excited to have Dave Ressler on board as the new COO. His vision, poise and experience will be a great asset to us and I look forward to watching what he will do moving forward,” said Rich.