Hospital selects a new CEO
Hofstetter has more than 30 years experience as a hospital CEO, most recently at Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, where he has directed since 2009. He is also a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
“After an exhaustive nationwide search, we are confident that Peter is the right leader to continue Willamette Valley’s outstanding record of achievement,” said interim CEO Rosemari Davis, who came out of retirement to fill in, following the departure of Dan Ordyna last summer.
She said Hofstetter had a “proven track record in leading successful hospitals and in developing strong relationships with employees and physicians.” She said those qualities would serve him well locally.
Hoffstetter spent 15 years as CEO at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, Vermont, six years as CEO at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntington, Pennsylvania, and four years as CEO/Administrator at Notre Dame Hospital in Central Falls, Rhode Island, before landing in New Mexico.
Hofstetter served on the Regents Advisory Council in both New Mexico and Vermont. He is active in the American Hospital Association, having served on its Governing Council for Small and Rural Hospitals since 2011.
He holds several leadership roles with various state hospital associations, including the New Mexico Hospital Association, where he currently serves as secretary-treasurer, and Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, where he served as president from 2003 to 2005.
He has also occupied a variety of leadership roles within the communities where he has lived, helping lead chambers of commerce, charitable enterprises and economic development organizations.
Hofstetter earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and hospital administration, and a master’s degree in public administration in healthcare from American University in Washington, DC.
He and his wife, Christy, have two grown daughters, Genevieve and Sara. He enjoys skiing, golfing, hiking, riding motocycles and catching NASCAR races.
“The Willamette Valley Medical Center is a great organization, as shown by its status in the healthcare world,” Hofstetter said. “Its clinical scores and other national recognitions make it a very desirable organization to be a part of. That was easily confirmed when I got to meet the managers, board members and medical staff leaders.
“McMinnville is a beautiful area, and the bonus for us is that our daughter, Genevieve, who is about to be married, lives in Portland. Everything about the opportunity just seemed right.”