Santorum Resigns from Universal Health Services Board
Rick Santorum has resigned from Universal Health Services Inc.’s board of directors to pursue his presidential dreams, reports Biz Journals
Universal Health officials, a Pennsylvania-based hospital management company, said they had previously spoken with Santorum about how they would proceed should he decide to run.
The former U.S. senator said that he would be unable to “provide the time and effort necessary to serve as a member of the board,” if he were to campaign for president.
“We appreciate Senator Santorum’s service on our board of directors and he has been a valuable asset to our company,” said chairman and CEO of Universal Health Alan B. Miller.
“We certainly understood that should Senator Santorum formally announce and initiate his campaign for president, it would result in his departure from the Board given the substantial focus and effort required to achieve that goal. However, Rick’s guidance and stewardship will be sorely missed,” the statement continued.
The Pennsylvania Republican had been a member of Universal Health’s board since 2007.