Joseph Silva, 63, dean of the University of California-Davis School of Medicine and CEO of the UC-Davis Health System, plans to step down no later than June 2005 and resume his faculty position. Silva's successor-to be recruited by an advisory committee-will carry a new title of vice chancellor for human health services and dean of the School of Medicine, as well as CEO of the healthcare system. ... Jim Hinrichs has been named vice president and CFO of Shawnee Mission (Kan.) Medical Center. Hinrichs, 44, was formerly vice president of finance at Adventist Health System in Winter Park, Fla. He replaces Keith Richardson, who left to pursue other opportunities. ... Brian Robinson is the new president and CEO of HCA's Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas. Robinson, 45, is leaving the same position at HCA's North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. ... Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, has named Mark Gavens, 47, senior vice president for clinical-care services and COO. He had served as corporate vice president of systems services for Sentara Health System, Norfolk, Va. Gavens replaces Thomas Zenty III, who left to become CEO of University Hospital Health Systems in Cleveland.
Health Net, Woodland Hills, Calif., has named board member Roger Greaves as its new nonexecutive chairman. He succeeds Richard Hanselman, who had been chairman since 1999 and will continue to serve as an independent director. A Los Angeles native and U.S. Air Force veteran, Greaves, 66, has been a Health Net director since 1996 and is also chairman of the insurer's California subsidiary, which he co-founded in 1982. "Roger has been a vital part of Health Net since its earliest days," said Health Net President and CEO Jay Gellert. "His experience, industry knowledge and valued counsel will help guide the company in the years ahead."