Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Salinas, Calif., has named Matt Gerlach president and CEO.
Gerlach, 57, will succeed interim CEO Lowell Johnson, who was appointed to the temporary position in April 2011. Gerlach is expected to assume the lead in March after he leaves his current job as VP and COO at Glendale (Calif.) Memorial Hospital and Health Center. He previously held executive roles with Providence Health and Services, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, and Keck Hospital of USC.
“Matt is an exceptional leader, and he is just the right person to see this organization through the transformational years to come,” Harry Wardwell, board president, said in a news release.