Bernard Wheatley

Bernard Wheatley

ST. THOMAS — Bernard Wheatley, who has served as chief executive officer of Schneider Hospital since 2013, will retire at the end of the month.

His tenure, guided by a desire to make the hospital the “best health care system in the Caribbean,” saw the arrival of new programs and services to St. Thomas — but also the hardships of two Category 5 hurricanes, and a recovery, which, to this day, continues to hamper the center’s progress and ability to offer critical services.

— Contact A.J. Rao at 340-714-9104 or email ajrao@dailynews.vi.