ODESSA, TX (KWES) - The Medical Center Hospital CEO and Medical Center Health System President has announced his retirement.
CEO William "Bill" Webster announced that he will retire in Jan. 2018 on his 66th birthday.
"I started in this business when I was 25 as an administrative resident, in no way could I see down the road, my career going for 40 years," said Webster. "I've enjoyed healthcare, it's a very challenging, fast-paced field, it's always changing. I've enjoyed working with the people, physicians, staff, it's been a great run."
Webster has been in the medical field for more than 40 years and has worked with Medical Center Hospital for 17 years. He was involved in several key projects for the Medical Center Health System including the Wheatley Stewart Medical Pavilion, the Center for Health & Wellness, the Center for Women & Infants, the Centers for Primary Care, the Samantha Canady Center for Pediatric Care and the ProCare Women's Clinic.
"I'm sure Medical Center will continue to stay the course as far as providing a system of care, the outpatient and inpatient combined together and having satellite facilities is very much a part of that," he told us. "I would see Medical Center growing incrementally for the years to come."
Webster said he is proud of Medical Center Hospital's recognition for its quality care and centers of excellence by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas with Blue Distinction for cardiac care, knee and hip replacement, maternity services and bariatric surgery. He also created ProCare in 2002 which now employs 76 physicians and 49 mid-level providers. He also created the Medical Center Health System in 2010 as the hospital began to expand their services.
"It's hard to walk away but there comes a time," said Webster. "This is a good time to pass the baton to someone that will approach this position with fresh energy and carry the mission forward."
Webster said after retirement, he plans to travel and move to Arizona with his family.