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Billings Clinic CEO to retire after 34 years with hospital

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Nicholas Wolter, M.D. Nicholas Wolter, M.D.
BILLINGS, Mont. -

Billings Clinic CEO Nicholas Wolter, M.D. has announced he will retire in January. 

According to a press release from Billings Clinic, Dr. Wolter joined the hospital in 1982 to practice Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He began serving as CEO in 1997.

"I am extremely proud of how Billings Clinic serves patients and families in our community and region and appreciate everything Dr. Wolter has done as CEO to help Billings Clinic earn a place of national prominence," said Joy N. Ott, Billings Clinic Board Chair. "His commitment to our mission of healthcare excellence is evident in the many successes we have experienced during his tenure."

In 2004, Dr. Wolter was recognized by the Medical Group Management Association as the nation’s Physician Executive of the Year. Dr. Wolter has also been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the nation’s most influential people in healthcare, and he has been recognized over successive years by Becker’s Hospital Review as a top 100 healthcare executive.

According to Billings Clinic, Randall Gibb, M.D. has been appointed to serve as interim CEO. Dr. Gibb joined Billings Clinic in
2006 when he became Montana’s first Gynecologic Oncologist. Dr. Gibb currently serves as a Chief Medical Officer.

"Dr. Wolter has helped create a nationally respected healthcare organization and it is my privilege and honor to serve in a role that will help sustain our focus on excellent quality, safety, service, and value that define Billings Clinic," Dr. Gibb said.

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