The University of Rochester (N.Y.) has named Dr. Mark Taubman, currently dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, as senior VP for health sciences and CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center. Taubman, 63, will remain dean and begin his dual roles Jan. 1.
Taubman will succeed Dr. Bradford Berk, who will be leading the university's new Rochester Neurorestorative Institute. Berk suffered a serious spinal cord injury in 2009 that sparked his drive to improve care—in a patient- and family-centric approach—for those with chronic neurological conditions. Taubman, a cardiologist, has been the medical school's dean since March 2010. He came to the medical center as chief of the cardiology unit and as the Paul N. Yu professor of medicine in 2003.
Bart Hove has been named interim president and CEO at Wellmont Health System, the Kingsport, Tenn.-based system that is undergoing a search for a partner.
Hove succeeds Denny DeNarvaez,who resigned this month after four years at the helm.
The system tapped Kaufman Hall & Associates to assist with the partnership search and has narrowed the suitors to three undisclosed not-for-profit systems.
Before joining Wellmont, Hove was CEO of a number of other hospitals in the Southeast, including Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville, Miss.; Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, Ky.; and Crestwood Hospital in Huntsville, Ala.