Joanne Allen has been named chief executive officer of St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, Calif., effective Jan. 2.
Allen, 50, is currently chief operating officer at OConnor Hospital in nearby San Jose, Calif., and has 12 years of experience in healthcare administration.
St. Louise is a 81-bed acute-care community hospital that is part of the Daughters of Charity Health System, which includes six not-for-profit facilities in California.
Allen replaces Ted Fox, who left St. Louise in August after a seven-year run. Consultant Steve Balalian has been serving as interim chief executive officer. -- by Rebecca Vesely