A news release from Virginia Mason Memorial announces Carole E. Peet will be named the hospital's new CEO, replacing the retiring Russ Myers.

After a nationwide search, Peet will join the hospital team on Feb. 3, coming from Arizona, where she served as executive vice president of Northern Arizona Healthcare and chief administrative officer of Verde Valley Medical Center.

Peet's background includes hospital administration work in Westminster, Colo., Gig Harbor and Crescent City, Calif.

“I am excited and honored to be joining Virginia Mason Memorial as the next CEO,” Peet said. “I look forward to working with the Virginia Mason Memorial board, team members, physicians and community in continuing to grow and strengthen health care across the Yakima Valley.”