Marvin OQuinn, president and chief executive officer at a Miami-based health system that runs one of Floridas largest hospitals, is leaving to become one of two new executive vice presidents and chief operating officers of Catholic Healthcare West.
Also taking on the new dual role at the 38-hospital system is William Hunt, who has worked in leadership at the large San Francisco-based hospital system since 1996, most recently as a president of group operations for 15 of its hospitals. Hunt has also served as the president and CEO of the Catholic Healthcare West Medical Foundation, a group practice of more than 300 physicians.
OQuinn and Hunt will each become a vice president and COO handling about half of the systems facilities, replacing COO and Executive Vice President Michael Erne, who retired this month. A news release from Catholic Healthcare West said the creation of the dual executive positions will flatten the organizations management by eliminating three positions of group president of operations. Hunt will be responsible for operations in Northern California, from the Oregon border to Kern County, and OQuinn will handle the facilities in Arizona, Nevada, and California south of San Luis Obispo.
OQuinns new post becomes effective Jan. 1. He informed board members at the publicly owned Jackson Health System last week that he intended to step down to be closer to family members out West. OQuinn served five years as leader of the four-campus Jackson system. The system was struggling when OQuinn arrived, reporting an $85 million loss in 2004 that was turned into a $10 million surplus in 2005 under his leadership.
CHW, based in San Francisco, is the nations eighth-largest hospital system and Californias largest not-for-profit hospital provider, according to its Web site. Financial statements released Friday for the system reported lower net income compared with the previous year. For the fiscal year ended June 30, net income was $170 million, compared with $891 million for fiscal 2007. -- by Joe Carlson
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