Dean Reid said Wednesday that he was brought in to build the facility and get it running and he's moving on "because it's time."
In April, Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock placed the facility on an improvement plan and warned that that patient care problems must be resolved. Bullock told lawmakers that the facility was troubled by "challenges" that translate too often to poor health care for its residents.
Bullock says officials appreciate Reid's work getting the facility running.
Bullock says other employees are not expected to lose their jobs. He says an interim administrator will likely be appointed while a search for a permanent replacement is conducted.