Stevens Community Medical Center President/CEO Jason Breuer stepped down from his position effectively immediately today, May 14, a news release from SCMC board of directors said.

Breuer has been president/CEO by the SCMC Board of Directors since January 2016. Before that he was vice president of operations at SCMC.<

Breuer joined SCMC in July 2015 after spending five years as the president of CHI LakeWood Health in Baudette

Former President/CEO at SCMC John Rau will be returning to the president/CEO role and plans to serve one to two years until a candidate is found, the release said.

Rau was at SCMC for over 33 years and President/CEO for 26 of those years. He retired in January of 2016.

Rau said the SCMC board has declined to comment on Breuer's departure.

The entire SCMC family wants to thank Jason Breuer for his service and support to the organization and wish him well on future endeavors, the news release said.