James Crook Jr to Become CEO of IDX

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James Crook Jr to Become CEO of IDX

Mon, 10/07/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

IDX Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:IDXC) announced that effective January 1, 2003, James H. Crook, Jr will become Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Crook joined IDX in 1981and has been President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since 1999. He will retain the title of President.
Current Chief Executive Officer Richard E. Tarrant will be named Chairman of the Board and Robert H. Hoehl, current Chairman, will become Vice Chairman. Mr. Tarrant and Mr. Hoehl founded IDX in 1969.
As CEO, Mr. Crook will work closely with Mr. Tarrant on strategy development and will assume full management responsibility for the company, including delivering on the IDX core values of customer success, employee opportunity, growth, and profitability.
As Chairman, Mr. Tarrant will remain fully engaged, focusing on strategic direction and future growth opportunities for IDX. Mr. Tarrant will continue to be the company’s primary contact with “Wall Street” and will interact with CEOs of key customers in order to continually assess IDX’s mission in the service of healthcare delivery organizations.
“Rich and Bob have worked diligently for 33 years to firmly establish IDX as a company built to last and grow,” Mr. Crook said. “I look forward to continuing this legacy.”
“In recent years, succession planning has been an integral part of ensuring the future of IDX,” Mr. Tarrant said. “As we have been emerging through a corporate transition toward reestablishing growth, Jim Crook, as President and Chief Operating Officer, has proven his leadership ability and management talent. With Jim as CEO, I will now be able to engage in what I enjoy most, mainly exploring entrepreneurial opportunities for new avenues of growth within IDX.”