Roger Allman in a 2007 Madison. (Courier file photo)
Roger Allman in a 2007 Madison. (Courier file photo)
King's Daughters' Health president and CEO Roger Allman plans to retire later this year.

Allman will retire June 28, KDH spokesman Dave Ommen said. King's Daughters' Health officials have already begun a search for candidates to fill the hospital's top administrative position.

"They are in the process," Ommen said.

Allman, originally from the Fort Wayne-area, has served as King's Daughters' Health's president and CEO for 20 years.

Allman has served in other capacities in the community, including the Madison Consolidated Schools board and Economic Development Partners board.

Allman rose through the healthcare ranks, beginning his career as an orderly before deciding to become a nurse after his father's battle with cancer. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in nursing in 1975, before earning a master's degree in health administration at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Allman worked as a CEO at a community hospital in Paoli for three years - completely restructuring that hospital - prior to joining King's Daughters' Health.

Allman oversaw several changes at King's Daughters' Health, including the building of the downtown medical offices, addition of a sleep center, the opening of convenient care center in Madison and several renovations of the downtown building.

He most recently helped to plan and execute the construction of the new King's Daughters' Health hospital on State Road 62. The new facility opened on Feb 23.