Dave Underriner, COO of Providence Health and Services, has been promoted to CEO of its Oregon region.
Effective April 15, Underriner, 54, will replace CEO Greg Van Pelt, who announced his retirement in February.
“Providence has always been a part of my life,” Underriner, who was born at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center (Spokane, Wash.), said in a release (PDF). Underriner's father, who led Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Oregon, actually hired Van Pelt, who, in turn hired the younger Underriner. He began his career with Providence in 1984 as an administrative intern.