- He takes over from Dr Wilson Kipkirui Aruasa whose tenure has ended after serving for 10 years at the helm
- Dr Aruasa has confirmed his exit. Dr Kirwa is expected to take over from December 18, 2023.
Dr Philip Kirwa has been appointed acting CEO of the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret.
He takes over from Dr Wilson Kipkirui Aruasa whose tenure has ended after serving for 8 years at the helm
Dr Aruasa has confirmed his exit. Dr Kirwa is expected to take over from December 18, 2023.
The incoming acting CEO said he is ready to work with all stakeholders in taking the hospital to the next level.
"We thank Dr Aruasa for his great service and I will strive to with everyone in taking MTRH to the next level," said Dr Kirwa who spoke to the Star on the phone.
He said he would strive to maintain the quality of services at the hospital and make it an international institution with the foundation set by Dr Aruasa.
Dr Aruasa is widely credited with far-reaching reforms at the hospital which is a national referral facility.
In his exit remarks, he assured staff of his commitment to working with them in serving the public
"I’m finishing my tenure and tour of duty as CEO, of MTRH. I’m very happy with the real transformation achieved- infrastructural developments, positive staff culture and attitudes, efficiency and high-level performance," said Dr Aruasa.
As CEO he ensured a good working relationship with all stakeholders, initiated proactive and empathetic/compassionate patient care that is family-centred, ethical leadership, worked well with the community and adopted technology and risk-based management.
He said the hospital was an Institution that embraces continual improvement and continuous learning, a responsive Institution with quality at the core of our operations, and many more.
"We thank God for all these achievements and will in any way possible support the MTRH team to always top," said Dr Aruasa in his final message to staff and clients of the hospital.
Staff of the hospital led by union officials thanked Dr. Wilson Aruasa for the many strides and achievements made since he took over the mantle.
"He has urged us not to drop the ball but sustain the momentum and keep focusing on the betterment of our institution," said a staff union official.
The hospital board has started a selection process for the substantive CEO.
Those interested in the position have been advised to visit the MTRH website and apply for the job.
Dr Aruasa is described by many as being passionate about the delivery of quality service at the hospital.
His last event was leading a walk through Eldoret town to sensitize the public on GBV.
Sources indicate that Dr Aruasa may be appointed to another position in the Ministry of Health.