Cooper to leave Unity Family Healthcare

By Liz Verley, Staff Writer 

Chad-CooperChad Cooper has accepted a position as chief executive officer at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin.

Cooper presently is serving as the president of Unity Family Healthcare in Little Falls and is responsible  for leading both St. Gabriel’s Hospital and the Albany Area Hospital and Medical Center, along with multiple physicians practices consisting of more that 40 employed physicians’ and other  practitioners.  He has been with Unity Family Healthcare since August 2011.

He is expected to assume his new duties July 1.

Joe Messner will serve as interim president of Unity Family Healthcare while a search is being conducted to replace Cooper.