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Richard Cor­dova plans to re­tire as pres­i­dent and CEO of Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Los An­ge­les, a teach­ing hos­pi­tal af­fil­i­ated with the Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Keck School of Medicine. No re­tire­ment date has been set. Cor­dova, 65, joined the hos­pi­tal in 2005 as pres­i­dent and COO and as­sumed the role of CEO a year later. He has been named to Mod­ern Health­care’s list of the Top 25 Mi­nor­ity Ex­ec­u­tives as well as the 100 Most In­flu­en­tial Peo­ple in Health­care. Be­fore join­ing Chil­dren’s, Cor­dova worked in ex­ec­u­tive and ad­min­is­tra­tive roles for sev­eral prom­i­nent health­care providers in Cal­i­for­nia, in­clud­ing Kaiser Foun­da­tion Health Plan and Hos­pi­tals and San Francisco Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal.

Dr. Na­bil El Sanadi has been named pres­i­dent and CEO of the North Broward Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict, Fort Laud­erdale, Fla., which op­er­ates as Broward Health. He Frank Nask. re­places El Sanadi has been chief of emer­gency medicine for Broward Health and a prac­tic­ing emer­gency medicine physi­cian at Broward Health Med­i­cal Cen­ter. He is chair­man of the Florida Board of Medicine and serves as the EMS med­i­cal di­rec­tor for sev­eral mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties. He pre­vi­ously served as chief of emer­gency medicine at Univer­sity Hos­pi­tals of Cleve­land.

Dr. Bechara Chou­cair, Chicago’s pub­lic health com­mis­sioner since 2009, will join Trin­ity Health to lead the Livo­nia, Mich.-based sys­tem’s safety-net and com­mu­nity-ben­e­fit pro­grams, ef­fec­tive at the end of De­cem­ber. Chou­cair, 41, will be­come Trin­ity’s se­nior VP for safety-net trans­for­ma­tion and com­mu­nity ben­e­fit, a new po­si­tion at Dr. Julie Morita, the sys­tem. chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer at the Chicago Depart­ment of Pub­lic Health, will re­place him as com­mis­sioner. Be­fore his com­mis­sioner’s role, Chou­cair was vice chair­man for com­mu­nity medicine at North­west­ern Univer­sity’s Fein­berg School of Medicine.

Chad Grant has been named pres­i­dent and CEO of McLaren Oak­land, which en­com­passes a hos­pi­tal in down­town Pon­tiac, Mich. and eight satel­lite fa­cil­i­ties through­out north­ern Oak­land County, Mich. He re­places Clarence Sevil­lian, who was pro­moted to pres­i­dent and CEO of McLaren Health Care Corp.’s Bay Re­gion serv­ing north­east Michi­gan. Grant, 40, pre­vi­ously was COO at Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal of Michi­gan in Detroit, part of Detroit Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Grant be­gan his ca­reer in health­care at DMC in 1995, go­ing on to serve as ad­min­is­tra­tive di­rec­tor of an­cil­lary ser­vices as well as VP. In 2011, Grant was named one of Detroit’s “40 Un­der 40” by Crain’s Detroit Business, a sis­ter pub­li­ca­tion of Mod­ern Health­care.



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