The Institute for Diversity in Health Management, Chicago, named Fred Hobby to replace Rupert Evans as its president and chief executive officer. Hobby, administrator and chief diversity officer at Greenville (S.C.) Hospital System, will take the helm of the educational and professional organization March 28. After five years as the institute's chief, Evans stepped down last September to finish a doctorate and teach. Hobby, who has a master's degree in sociology, held executive jobs at two Virginia hospitals before joining the Greenville system. On Monday, the institute named Barbara Stern, director of worldwide diversity at McKinsey & Co., as its board chairwoman. Stern said the institute aims to be a resource for hospital executives who want to promote culturally sensitive healthcare, as well as diverse leadership. Hobby's experience as a hospital executive suits the institute's expanding mission, Stern said. -- by Melanie Evans
Diversity group picks S.C. hospital exec as new chief
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