The University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, said Dr. Mohan Suntha, chairman of its radiation oncology department, will be the president and CEO of a hospital that UMMC is expected to acquire in December.
Suntha, 48, would become president and CEO of the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, a newly formed not-for-profit that would assume control of Catholic Health Initiatives' sole Maryland hospital under a deal
that is expected to close Dec. 1.
The deal, first announced in March, must be cleared by the Federal Trade Commission and approved by regulators and the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Suntha was appointed by a temporary “bridge board” that will operate until the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center's full board is appointed, said spokeswoman Mary Lynn Carver, in an e-mail.
Suntha, who is also associate director of clinical affairs at the University of Maryland's Greenebaum Cancer Center and the school's Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum professor of radiation oncology, played a role in the acquisition talks to buy St. Joseph Medical Center from CHI, the university said in a news release announcing his appointment.