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Manny Berman has been at Tuality Healthcare in Hillsboro since 1983. His last day is in January.

BermanHillsboro's Tuality hospital will soon be looking for a new president and CEO. Manuel "Manny" Berman is set to retire early next year.

Berman made the announcement to hospital staff earlier this month and confirmed it to the Tribune on Tuesday.

Berman has led the nonprofit, community-based Tuality Healthcare as president and CEO since November 2013, taking over for former CEO Dick Stenson. Prior to that, he spent 30 years as its chief operations officer.

"I cannot express what an important part of my life Tuality Healthcare has been — which will be over 34 years when I do retire," Berman said in a written statement.

Tuality has changed a lot in Berman's time, most noticibly through its affiliation with Oregon Health & Science University.

Berman oversaw one of the region's largest employers. In operation since 1918, Tuality employs more 1,200 people, including more than 300 doctors on hospital campuses in Hillsboro and Forest Grove.

Berman also helped to spearhead Tuality's partnership with OHSU, which launched last year. The partnership integrates the organizations' clinical services, which are managed by OHSU Healthcare. The hospitals first worked together in 2002 with the opening of the Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center in Hillsboro, near Tuality Community Hospital.

"I feel that I am leaving Tuality Healthcare in good hands with the OHSU affiliation, and know this is the right time for me to create a new opportunity and direction for myself through retirement," Berman said.

Berman won't step down until Jan. 15, 2018.

Tuality Healthcare's board of directors and OHSU will conduct a nationwide search for a new leader.

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