Two people at Jackson Health System, Miami, have been named to interim roles to fill positions that will be vacated by departing president and chief executive officer Marvin OQuinn on Dec. 31.
Chief Operating Officer Gene Bassett, 61, was named interim CEO at the county-run network of hospitals. He was appointed Monday by the Public Health Trust, which has also formed a search committee to find a permanent replacement. Bassett has been with Jackson since 2006.
The Health Trust also named chief administrative officer Eneida Roldan, 51, as interim president and interim chief operating officer at Jackson. Roldan joined the Miami network this year after leaving a job as president and chief executive officer at Metropolitan Hospital of Miami.
OQuinn announced Oct. 10 that he was resigning from Jackson to become one of two new executive vice presidents at Catholic Healthcare West, the 38-hospital system with hospitals in California, Arizona, and Nevada. OQuinn joined a financially struggling Jackson Health System in 2003, and in his resignation letter to employees he said he was proud to make changes and see the money-losing system post a $10 million surplus within two years. -- by Joe Carlson