published on December 16, 2016 - 7:54 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff
Lindsay Mann, CEO of Kaweah Delta Health Care District for the last 16 years, is leaving his post with the organization to serve a three-year mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.


Within the next two months, Mann and his wife Lesa will lead a as yet unassigned Spanish-speaking mission, possibly within the U.S. or a foreign country. The pair will organize and direct efforts of between 150 and 200 LDS missionaries.

“Receiving a call to service as a Mission President is both an honor and a very exciting opportunity. It is a tremendous responsibility to lead, care for, protect, and inspire the very best in these missionaries who will dedicate between eighteen to twenty-four months of their lives in service to God and their fellow man,” he said in a statement.

The Kaweah Delta board at its last regular meeting approved a new contract that would’ve extended Mann’s term for an additional three years, “because of our confidence in and appreciation of Lindsay,” according to a statement from Carl Anderson, chairman of the board of directors at Kaweah Delta. But due to the call from the LDS church, “those three years will be committed to another form of service.”

“And so, we commend him for his accomplishments; we support him in his decision; and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors,” Anderson added.

Mann has worked in various capacities at Kaweah Delta for the last 36 years.

“It has been a wonderful experience to work with our medical staff, hospital staff, and Board of Directors in leading Kaweah Delta from a community hospital to, now, a bona fide regional medical center and teaching hospital that increasingly performs at the highest levels in many areas of national ratings across numerous areas of clinical quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction,” Mann stated. “Our strength comes from the fact that we are never satisfied with our current levels of performance. We are always striving to improve and have achieved a culture which is committed to striving for excellence. We are, indeed, on an ascendant trajectory of constant improvement.”

The Kaweah Delta board will begin a CEO selection process that will take place prior to Mann’s departure at some point in the spring of 2017.

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