Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Liberty Regional Medical Center communications officer Rene Harwell confirmed Friday that Scott Kroell had retired as the hospital's CEO after 21 years and said Donna Cochrane, the hospital's chief nursing officer, had been named interim CEO. An article that appeared in Sunday's edition incorrectly characterized her response to the Coastal Courier, making it appear — inaccurately — that she had evaded the reporter's question. The Courier regrets the error.
Scott Kroell, CEO of Liberty Regional Medical Center for the last 20 years, has retired.
Liberty County Hospital Authority Chairman James Rogers said Friday that Kroell’s resignation was effective immediately and that he has been replaced by Donna Cochrane, who has been chief of nursing at the hospital.
Rogers referred other questions to the hospital administration. LRMC’s Communications Officer Rene Harwell confirmed that Kroell had retired and that Cochrane has been named interim CEO.
Kroell's tenure at the hospital included construction of the current campus.