Mike Pucknett, CEO of Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health, announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of the year after serving 16 years. Rick Henvey will succeed Packnett in January.
In a news release, Parkview touted its growth under Packnett’s leadership. This includes expansion into Wabash, Kosciusko, and DeKalb counties, the opening of Parkview Regional Medical Center, and the addition of specialized cancer care through the Parkview Cancer Institute.
During Packnett’s tenure, the healthcare system has grown from 50 providers and 6,300 employees to more than 1,000 providers and 14,000 employees in 16 counties, he said.
“Mike Pucknett has served the Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio regions as well as Parkview Health in the best way he knows how,” said the Parkview Health Board of Directors. Dan Starr, chairman of the He has also fostered partnerships with many organizations in the region to improve access to health and care in the region.”
Packnett was named to IBJ Media’s inaugural Indiana 250 list earlier this year.
Henvey has been with Parkview Health since 2007. Henvey’s current role states that Henvey oversees each of his Parkview services his lines, hospital operations, and key strategy.
“Rick and I have served together for 23 years and we are so grateful for his friendship and leadership,” said Pacnett. “Without him, Parkview wouldn’t be where we are today, and we couldn’t have had a better person as our next CEO. Serving Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio.” We look forward to seeing how Rick continues to improve and enhance in the many ways we deliver.”
Plans for the transition have been underway over the past few years, Starr said, and the healthcare system hopes for a smooth transition.