Bill Adams
Bill Adams

WESLACO, RGV – Bill Adams has officially resigned from his post as regional CEO for Knapp Medical Center & Harlingen Medical Center.

His last day in charge will be October 20, 2015.

The announcement came in a news release issued on Thursday

In the release, Adams said: “After a career of more than 32 years in hospital operations, I am ready for a change that will give me time to pursue other interests.” Adams added: “Everything positive that has occurred during my tenure as Regional CEO is attributed to the excellent teams with whom I have had the honor of working.”

Matt Lynch, public relations coordinator for Knapp, said there will be no additional comments at this time.

Adams, a former CEO of Harlingen’s Valley Baptist Medical Center, was named CEO of Knapp and Harlingen Medical Center in March, 2013, two months after Knapp was acquired by the non-profit Prime Healthcare Foundation for a reported $104 million.

The foundation is part of California-based for-profit Prime Healthcare Services. Prime Healthcare Services bought Harlingen Medical Center in December 2011.

Adams’ departure from Knapp comes just as a final resolution has been found to a lawsuit between Knapp and Weslaco Health Facilities Development Corporation. WHFDC helped Knapp acquire more than $40 million in bonds. It challenged the sale of Knapp to Prime.