New faces at hos­pi­tals

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Two large hos­pi­tals named new CEOs, and a third an­nounced its CEO is re­tir­ing. Physi­cian and di­a­betes re­searcher Ken­neth Polon­sky was named the new top ex­ec­u­tive at 548-bed Uni­ver­sity of Chicago Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Polon­sky, 59, is sched­uled to be­gin Oct. 1 as ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent for med­i­cal af­fairs at the Uni­ver­sity of Chicago and dean of the di­vi­sion of bi­o­log­i­cal sci­ences and Pritzker School of Medicine. He re­places James Madara, who stepped down a year ago as of that date. Since 2009, Polon­sky has been chair­man of the depart­ment of medicine at Washington Uni­ver­sity in St. Louis and physi­cian-in-chief at the af­fil­i­ated 1,076-bed Barnes-Jewish Hos­pi­tal.

Also, James Kings­bury was named CEO of the Health Al­liance of Greater Cincin­nati, which is be­com­ing UC Health. Kings­bury, 65, is re­turn­ing to the sys­tem af­ter a stint as the CEO of Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal-Dubai in the United Arab Emi­rates and in­terim CEO of the Al Mak­toum Aca­demic Med­i­cal Cen­ter. He pre­vi­ously was ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor and se­nior vice pres­i­dent of the Health Al­liance’s Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal. He re­places in­terim CEO Rick Hinds, who will re­turn to his pre­vi­ous po­si­tion as ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer.

And Ken An­der­son, pres­i­dent and CEO of John Muir Health, will re­tire at the end of March 2011 af­ter 13 years at the helm of the two-hos­pi­tal sys­tem in Wal­nut Creek, Calif. An­der­son, 67, has been with John Muir since 1974. The sys­tem is slated to com­plete an $800 mil­lion con­struc­tion project by next spring. John Muir Health’s board hopes to have a suc­ces­sor named by year-end, a spokesman said. <<

—Gregg Blesch and Re­becca Ve­sely




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