Delvecchio Finley, CEO of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, has been tapped to serve as the next CEO of Alameda Health System, a public safety-net system in Oakland, Calif.
Finley, 38, will begin his new role in August. The vacancy was created when former CEO Wright Lassiter III left Alameda to serve as president and future CEO of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.
Daniel Boggan, Jr., a former member of the AHS Board of Trustees, has been serving as interim CEO.
Finley has led Harbor-UCLA since October 2011, after serving as vice president of operations at San Francisco-based California Pacific Medical Center. He has spent much of his career in public hospitals and academic medical centers, including roles as division administrator at UCSF, associate administrator at San Francisco General Hospital and interim chief operating officer of the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, also in San Francisco.
"His commitment to the role of essential providers and the health care safety net resonated with everyone who interviewed Mr. Finley," stated AHS Trustee Michele Lawrence, who chaired the board search committee, in a press release. "This focus is consistent with our mission and critical to members of our community."
AHS Board President Kirk Miller also noted that Finley was well-suited for the organization's current emphasis on sustainability, growth and investment.
The American College of Healthcare Executives recognized Finley as its Young Healthcare Executive of the Year in 2014. He also has served as an ACHE Regent for the California Northern and Central Regions and as a past president of the California Association of Healthcare Leaders.