Esker Announces Retirement from St. Anthony's


Published on September 18 2012 4:47 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Longtime St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital Assistant Administrator Bob Esker has announced plans to retire at the end of December.

Esker Tuesday said he is going on 64 years old and has been thinking about retirement the last year or so.  He said his daughter has just moved to Denver so he and his wife Nancy aren't able to see her as often and that combined with the election and the battle over health care were indicators that it was time to depart. 

Personally, Esker said, "I want to live my life to the fullest." 

Asked whether Dan Woods' decision to resign as administrator was a factor, Esker said it really had nothing to do with his decision.  Esker said Woods had asked him a year or so ago how long he planned to stay and he told him another year or two.  He did say that with a new administrator coming in, the person might want to have "a fresh set of eyes" in the assistant's role.

As to the future of the hospital, the 26-year staff member said, "We've had great success and we'll have continued success.'