Who: Dr. Fred Cerise, 51
New position: Incoming CEO of Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas. He takes over for interim CEO Robert Smith. A start date has not been determined.
Filling a void: The public system has been without a permanent CEO since longtime CEO Dr. Ron Anderson was reassigned in August 2011 and stayed on at Parkland in a consulting role. In September of that year, Parkland began a systems improvement agreement with the CMS after the agency concluded in a review that Parkland needed to make improvements in quality, safety and the standard of care for its patients.