Frisbie Hospital CEO John Marzinzik abruptly retires

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Former Frisbie President and CEO John Marzinzik at a health care forum at the Frisbie Memorial Hospital Conference Center in October. (Rochester Voice file photo)

ROCHESTER - Frisbie Memorial Hospital announced today that President and CEO John Marzinzik is retiring, effective immediately.

Marzinzik, who has served as CEO since December 2014, will be replaced on an interim basis by Frisbie Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jocelyn Caple.

"We are thankful to John and his family for their longtime commitment to Frisbie and the Rochester community. His work as President and CEO has helped initiate a significant community response to the opioid epidemic and the mental health issues facing Rochester and surrounding towns. This includes the opening of the Rochester Community Recovery Center, which John oversaw," said Frisbie Board Chair Brian Hughes in a statement from the hospital.

Dr. Caple has been a part of the Frisbie community for more than 20 years, including as chair of pathology since 2006, before becoming chief medical officer in 2016. She graduated from University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1992 and completed her residency at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio in 1996, where she specialized in anatomic and clinical pathology. She also holds an MBA from the University of New Hampshire.

"I'm deeply honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of leading Frisbie as interim president and CEO," said Dr. Caple. "I'm excited to be helping to write the next chapter of Frisbie's history with the dedicated team here."

Dr. Caple takes the helm at a time in healthcare when industry changes at the local and national level bring both challenges and opportunities. To support her efforts and continue to provide outstanding quality care for which Frisbie is nationally recognized, the hospital has engaged Prism Healthcare Partners, a management consultancy specializing in performance improvement for health systems.

"I am confident that, under Dr. Caple's leadership, and with the talented team at Frisbie, our dedicated, board, and Prism's expertise in hospital operations and finance, we are well positioned to ensure continued innovation and exceptional care for the patients and families we serve in our community," said Hughes.

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