Donna Katen-Bahensky said last week that she will retire this year as CEO of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison.
UW Hospital and Clinics said Ron Sliwinski took over her duties as interim CEO, effective Friday, but Katen-Bahensky's official retirement date is Sept. 1. Sliwinski has been with the academic medical center since 2009, most recently serving as COO.
Eventually, the CEO position for 530-bed UW Hospital and Clinics will be eliminated, the system said, as UW Health restructures its hospital and physician divisions. No details on the system's future executive team were given.