Dr. Allen Kemp is the new president and CEO of the Centura Health Physician Group, a 250-doctor organization based in Englewood, Colo. He started April 2.
He replaced David Hesselink, the group's CFO, who has been acting as interim CEO since the Nov. 22, 2010 death of Robert Harris, who had been named to the post in January 2010. Hesselink will remain with the organization as CFO.
For more than 27 years, Kemp worked at Dean Health System, a 500-physician group in Madison, Wis.—first as an anesthesiologist and then as CEO and board chairman. He stepped down from those roles in 2006.