Tom Hanenburg
Tom Hanenburg
MEDFORD — After serving for seven years as chief executive of Providence Health and Services in southern Oregon, Tom Hanenburg will leave March 15 to take a new job in California. Plans are in place to find an interim leader during the search for a new chief executive.

Under Hanenburg's leadership, the health provider has grown significantly in the region to include Providence Medford Medical Center, 12 clinics and seven outpatient physical therapy and occupational health clinics and four diagnostic imaging centers.

Community support services have grown to include Providence Homes Services, the Diabetes Education Center, Stroke Certification and TeleStroke, and Swindells Learning Center for children with special needs. Providence Health Plan has grown rapidly under Hanenburg’s guidance.

“Tom has been an outstanding leader, not only serving as chief executive in Medford for the past seven years but also for his significant leadership and work across the Oregon Region and with the system office,” said Dave Underriner, chief operations office for the Oregon Region. “We will miss the passion and commitment he brought to the southern Oregon ministry.”

The decision to leave was difficult Hanenburg and his family.

“Southern Oregon has provided us great personal and professional growth, and great friends in the community during these past seven rewarding years," Hanenburg said. "I have learned much from the guidance of the Sisters of Providence and our mission and core values. In particular, the lessons in humility and service will stay with me always.”

Hanenburg will work for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

Hanenburg and his wife, Mary, have been active board members for organizations like Hearts and Vines, the Medford Chamber of Commerce, All Care Coordinated Care Organization, The Craterian Theater at The Collier Center for the Performing Arts, and the Southern Oregon Humane Society.