ProMedica CEO Oostra Announces Retirement, New Leader Named

Arturo Polizzi is ProMedica’s new CEO.

Polizzi, who came into the president role in May, is succeeding current CEO Randy Oostra, who is retiring Monday after 25 years with the senior housing and care organization, according to an announcement.

Polizzi has worked with Oostra over the last six months to plan a smooth transition, according to the announcement. Oostra’s last official day in the role is Oct. 31.


Oostra started with ProMedica in 1997 as vice president at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. He later was promoted to chief operating officer and president of the health system in 2006. He has worked as president and chief executive officer since 2009.

Toledo-based ProMedica has a presence in 28 states with more than 330 skilled nursing centers, assisted living and memory care communities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice, home health and palliative care agencies. The company’s brands include Arden Courts.

Succession planning for a new organization leader began before the pandemic, but Oostra stayed on to help lead the organization’s Covid-19 response.


“I’ve worked closely with Arturo for many years, and I’m confident he will be an exceptional CEO for ProMedica,” Oostra said in a statement. “We have been working on a transition plan for some time, and despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic, he is well prepared to continue moving the organization toward long-term financial stability and success.”

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