MMH CEO steps down, interim CEO named

BATESVILLE, Ind. – The CEO of Margaret Mary Health will resign from the position on August 31.

Tim Putnam announced his resignation Friday after serving as the CEO since 2009.

Liz Leising has been named Interim CEO. Leising has served as the Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Services at MMH since 2016.

“I have had the privilege to serve this organization and community for more than 12 years, including the most challenging, dynamic year the healthcare industry has ever experienced,” Putnam said. “It has been a sincere pleasure to work with such an incredible team of caregivers, providers and leaders who demonstrate on a daily basis their commitment to quality patient care and service excellence.”

After 38 years in hospital operations, including 19 years as a CEO, Putnam says he now has the opportunity to pursue interests in healthcare education, policy and rural health advocacy.

“Stepping down from my current role will afford me the chance to explore new career opportunities while finishing out my work with President Biden’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.”

Leising said she is honored for the opportunity to serve in a new leadership role. “I am excited to continue down the path that Tim has forged during his tenure here. It’s my goal to ensure Margaret Mary Health remains one of the top-performing rural hospitals in the country.”


Liz Leising (left) will replace Tim Putnam as MMH CEO.