Mission Health System, Asheville, N.C., said it has hired Ronald Paulus to be president and CEO of the 730-bed, four-campus system and its flagship campus, Mission Hospital, Asheville, effective Sept. 1. Paulus, 47, will replace Carleton Rider, who became Mission's interim CEO after Joseph Damore left the system Jan. 31.
Paulus, a physician, is leaving three-hospital Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa., after five years. Paulus most recently has been Geisinger's executive vice president for clinical operations and chief innovation officer. Paulus led Geisinger's participation in the CMS physician group practice demonstration project, its planned transformation into an accountable care organization and its bundled payment care model.