After thirty-six years of service in various capacities at Kaweah Delta, including over sixteen years as Chief Executive Officer, Lindsay Mann and his wife Lesa Mann have received an unanticipated call from the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) to serve as the Mission President and his companion, respectively, in a Spanish-speaking mission. Lindsay has accepted this call which will begin July 1, 2017 and will be for a three-year period of time.
The specific area for Lindsay and Lesa’s service either within the United States or in a foreign country has not yet been assigned, but will be during the next two months. In his capacity as a Mission President, Lindsay will organize and direct the missionary efforts of between 150 and 200 LDS missionaries, the majority of whom are young men and women but will also include senior couples serving in humanitarian, educational, and leadership development roles.
Lindsay indicates that “receiving a call to service as a Mission President is both an honor and a very exciting opportunity. It is a tremendous responsibility to lead, care for, protect, and inspire the very best in these missionaries who will dedicate between eighteen to twenty-four months of their lives in service to God and their fellow man”.
Relative to his service at Kaweah Delta, Lindsay indicates “it has been a wonderful experience to work with our medical staff, hospital staff, and Board of Directors in leading Kaweah Delta from a community hospital to, now, a bona fide regional medical center and teaching hospital that increasingly performs at the highest levels in many areas of national ratings across numerous areas of clinical quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction.” Lindsay states that “Our strength comes from the fact that we are never satisfied with our current levels of performance. We are always striving to improve and have achieved a culture which is committed to striving for excellence. We are, indeed, on an ascendant trajectory of constant improvement.”
Carl Anderson, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Kaweah Delta said, “On behalf of the Board, I can state unequivocally that Lindsay’s vision, hard work, and dedication to working with our medical staff and hospital staff have produced truly outstanding results over his many years of service. Today we have a wide range of tremendously valuable healthcare services in this area which would not have been developed but for the collaborative efforts of Lindsay, the medical staff, the Executive Team, other hospital leaders, our hospital staff and the Board. Because of our confidence in and appreciation of Lindsay, the Board voted unanimously at its last regular meeting to approve a new contract which would have extended his term as CEO of Kaweah Delta for an additional three years. Now, due to unforeseen circumstances, those three years will be committed to another form of service. And so, we commend him for his accomplishments; we support him in his decision; and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”
Relative to the process of replacing Kaweah Delta’s Chief Executive Officer, the Board will begin a CEO selection process which will take place in the near future prior to Lindsay’s departure at some point in the Spring of 2017.