Larry Coomes, CEO of Palmdale Regional Medical Center resigned his position effective Aug. 1, according to Karen Faulis, COO of Palmdale Regional Medical Center, in a written statement.

Faulis will assume responsibility for the operations of the hospital in the interim, the hospital said.

Coomes had been appointed CEO in early May. Before that he was at Auburn Regional Medical Center in Auburn, Wash. and at West Boca Medical Center in Boca Raton, Fla.

Coomes will “pursue other career opportunities within the Tenet Healthcare organization in Florida,” according to the hospital.

Leah Gillis