Partners HealthCare CEO to retire

David F. Torchiana, MD, CEO of Boston-based Partners HealthCare, has announced his plans to retire, The Boston Globe reported. Partners HealthCare is a not-for-profit healthcare system hospital, which includes Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital as its founding members.

Torchiana told the Partners board that he plans to retire at the end of April, according to a statement to all employees from Scott Sperling, chair of the Partners board of directors.

“This is something that I know Torch has been contemplating for some time,” Sperling wrote. “Torch has been a valued leader, and he has led this organization in a thoughtful and effective manner.”

The Partners board will work over the next few weeks on a search process to replace the outgoing CEO.

Torchiana was appointed CEO of Partners in 2015 after serving as chairman and CEO of Massachusetts General Physicians Organization. Prior to that, he was a cardiothoracic surgeon at MGH.