Scott Evans, a hospital leader with a background in pharmaceuticals, has been named senior VP and CEO of Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif.
Evans, 44, started at the hospital this month. He replaces Michele Tarbet, the hospital's CEO for eight years before she died from a short illness in July.
Before joining Sharp, Evans was CEO at the University of Southern California's Keck Hospital and Norris Cancer Hospital in Los Angeles. He worked at USC's health system for 16 years, also serving as COO and director of pharmacy.
Not-for-profit Sharp reported a surplus of $57.2 million on revenue of $688.1 million in its first fiscal quarter that ended in December, as it saw less patients but higher expenses.
Higher payment rates boosted revenue, but rising costs led to a slight decrease in the company's operating margin.
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