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Md. university system taps Suntha for hospital CEO post

By Melanie Evans
Posted: November 15, 2012 - 12:00 pm ET

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.

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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.

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