Valley Health has confirmed the resignation of Winchester Medical Center President Al Pilong effective Oct. 31.
Carol Weare, Valley Health's Public Relations manager, said the resignation took place Thursday, and on Friday the hospital's board of directors met to discuss the topic.
"Valley Health President and CEO Mark H. Merrill will work with the Valley Health System and Winchester Medical Center Boards and management team on a transition plan, and the appointment of an interim chief operating officer to assist in running the day-to-day operations at the medical center," said a statement that Weare sent out Friday evening.
Pilong began working with WMC in 2005, and was promoted to the position of president in July 2008.
"Mr. Pilong served the organization for six years, and made positive contributions to improving the health of the Winchester community, among them the recently completed campus expansion," the release states. "We wish him well in his future endeavors."
Weare said no further information is available about the circumstances surrounding Pilong's decision.
Both Merrill and Pilong have declined to comment at this time.