April 11, 2023
(Austin) – Central Health President and CEO Mike Geeslin announced Monday, April 10 his plans to depart Travis County’s healthcare district by the end of 2023.
Geeslin will mark six years with Central Health in May. At the time when he was recruited, the intent was to have the CEO serve for five to seven years.
“For the past year, I’ve met with the Board about Central Health’s ongoing transformation and thinking about the next generation of CEOs to lead the organization,” said Geeslin. “Organizations should be deliberate in embracing change and controlling their destiny, and this includes creating leadership change. It’s been almost six years since I started at Central Health, and the time is drawing near for me to move on to the next life phase. With Central Health becoming a more expansive and sophisticated hospital district, the stage is created for a climate of constructive transition.”
“Mike is an outstanding servant leader who has demonstrated unwavering commitment to our mission,” said Dr. Charles Bell, chair of the Board of Managers. “No one on our board wants Mike to leave, however we knew this time was coming. He’s built an outstanding leadership team and an efficient, effective patient-focused organization that will continue to serve this growing community – especially people with low income. Mike has always focused first and foremost on our patients.”
Since joining Central Health, Geeslin helped lead the organization through the global COVID-19 pandemic; multiple critical healthcare system expansion projects, including new health and wellness centers and a new specialty care clinic; and adoption of the district’s Healthcare Equity Plan, an equity-focused service delivery strategy for building out a comprehensive safety-net healthcare system that meets the needs of Travis County residents with low income.
Prior to Central Health, Geeslin served in leadership positions in state government and the non-profit sector.