Dr. Jeff Sperring has been named the next CEO at Seattle Children's Hospital.
Sperring, 45, is currently president and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis. Starting in early May, he'll replace
Dr. Thomas Hansen, who will retire as CEO at Seattle Children's, but continue to serve as a scientific investigator in the Seattle Children's Research Institute.
Sperring comes to the pediatric institution after 13 years at Riley. As CEO, he oversaw the construction of the facility's $500 million Simon Family Tower and helped expand the hospital's services throughout Indiana. Before becoming Riley's CEO, Sperring served as its chief medical officer, associate CMO and director of pediatric hospital medicine.
Dr. Howard Bailey has been named director of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.
Bailey has served as interim director of the center since September 2013, when Dr. George Wilding resigned to focus on academics at the university. Bailey's role will become permanent April 1.
An 11-year veteran at UW, Bailey is a medical oncologist who specializes in gynecologic and soft-tissue cancers, in addition to serving as a professor of medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. He has worked under Dr. Paul Carbone, the namesake of the cancer center.
Bailey led the development of three state and national clinical-research networks and is currently national chairman of the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Cancer Prevention Committee.