The president of Massachusetts General Hospital said Wednesday that he plans to step down after 18 years at the helm of one of the top hospitals in the country.
Dr. Peter Slavin, 63, announced his plans in an email to staff. He will stay on until the hospital’s parent company, Mass General Brigham, selects a successor. He did not announce any future plans.
“This is one of the hardest decisions I have ever made,” he wrote. “After months of both reflecting and looking ahead, I have concluded there will never be a right time to leave. Yet this particular moment in the arc of this storied institution feels like a crossroads of sorts.”
This week Slavin was featured in a Boston Globe article on hospital executives serving on corporate boards, and it noted his pay for that was $475,000. He was paid $2.4 million by Mass General.
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