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 administrative and 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 joined the not-for-profit organization's board in 1999. -- by Melanie Evans
Diversity group picks S.C. hospital exec as new chief
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