Universal Health Services, King of Prussia, Pa., said the chief of its acute-care division has resigned, and two executives, including founder Alan Millers son, were named to replace him. Kevin Gross is stepping down as senior vice president and president of the division after only 15 months since his appointment was announced in February 2006. Gross joined Universal Health from Ardent Health Services, Nashville, where he had been president of the privately held companys Oklahoma division.
Mike Marquez and Marc Miller most recently have served as vice presidents of the acute-care division, overseeing the western and eastern regions, respectively. Marquez has been with the company for 16 years, including seven years in the western regional position. Miller, who is also a member of the companys board, has worked for Universal Health for 12 years. -- by Vince Galloro