WENATCHEE — Confluence Health’s once soon-to-be CEO, Dr. Douglas Wilson, is departing before stepping into the new role.

Current CEO Dr. Peter Rutherford will delay his retirement while the Confluence Board of Directors searches for another CEO replacement, according to Andrew Canning, Confluence Health spokesperson.

Rutherford was set to retire this fall.

Canning said he is not able to share the specifics of Dr. Wilson’s departure. Adding, “his separation was not linked to or associated with any specific event or incident.”

Wilson’s vaccination status did not play a role in the separation, Canning said in an email.

The board is working with an outside research search firm to help find a CEO replacement candidate, Canning said. No replacement candidates have been selected yet.

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