The leader of a Sioux Falls-based hospital system says he'll be stepping down next year.
John Porter made the announcement Friday morning that he will be retiring as Avera's CEO and president. He will remain at his current position until December 2018 or until a replacement is selected.
Porter has been with Avera for 44 years after starting his career as a staff attorney for the Benedictine Sisters of Yankton. He previously served as president and CEO of Presentation Health System. In 2000, he was named CEO and president of Avera Health.
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