Memorial Health System just issued the following press release:
Memorial Health System is eliminating the chief strategy officer position from its senior leadership team.
This change is a result of the anticipated transition to University of Colorado Health, which is expected to occur later this summer after a public vote.
This position has been held by Carm Moceri, who will be leaving the organization. Moceri’s last day has not been determined.
The primary responsibilities of a chief strategy officer are, as the name implies, exploring and planning strategic initiatives for an organization. Until Memorial’s future governance is determined, there is a minimal need for strategic planning.
Moceri was asked to assist Memorial on a consulting basis in February 2008. Later, he was hired to oversee Memorial’s strategic planning. He played a critical role in positioning Memorial to withstand sweeping changes in the health care industry at the local, state and national levels.
Moceri began his health care career as a nurse before quickly rising to a leadership role. He has more than 20 years of executive experience, including as president of several hospitals in multi-hospital, multi-state health systems.
Moceri was paid $375,000 a year.
It’s unclear how much severance pay Moceri is entitled to receive.
If his departure is considered “Employer Termination Upon Notice,” then Moceri is entitled to six months’ severance.
If his departure is considered “Change of Control,” then Moceri is entitled to 12 months’ severance pay.
The Gazette is checking with City Attorney Chris Melcher for an answer.