Scott Evans, a hospital leader with a pharmaceuticals background, has been named senior VP and CEO of Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif.
Evans, 44, replaces Michele Tarbet, who served as the hospital's CEO for eight years before she died after 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.
Ellen Smith has been promoted to VP of business development and access at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio.
Smith, 47, joined Summa in 2014 to serve as system director for business development and physician outreach. She will now be responsible for developing strategies to improve patient access throughout the Summa Health System.
Before coming to Summa, Smith was senior director for growth and business development at OhioHealth in Columbus. She also served in several leadership positions at Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health, where she worked for 14 years.