Leslie Turk

LGMC has new CEO

by Leslie Turk

David L. Callecod is Lafayette General Medical Center's new president and CEO. For the past five years, Callecod has served as CEO of Marion General Hospital in Marion, Ind. Like LGMC, Marion General is a not-for-profit acute care facility.

Before joining Marion General, Callecod worked at hospitals in Searcy, Ark., and Indianapolis, Ind.

Callecod replaces Jamey Thaw, who left in October after serving as the top executive for about nine years. In the weeks leading up to his departure, Thaw was on personal leave. The reasons for his leave and subsequent exit were never disclosed by the hospital or its board of trustees.

Callecod received his bachelor’s degree at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., and a master’s degree in business administration at Indiana Wesleyan University. Callecod and his family will join the Lafayette community this summer. Interim CEO Patrick Gandy, the hospital's COO, will continue to serve until that time.