Who: Delvecchio Finley, 38
New position: CEO at Alameda Health System, a safety net provider based in Oakland, Calif., effective in August. He replaces Wright Lassiter III, who left last year to become president and future CEO at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit.
Past roles: Finley has been CEO at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center since 2011. Previous positions include VP of operations at California Pacific Medical Center and division administrator at the University of California San Francisco.
Incentivizing reform: Finley said he plans to advocate for a renewal of California's Medicaid Section 1115 waiver program, which allows federal Medicaid funding to be used to incentivize delivery-system reform among providers.
The value of public hospitals: “Safety net organizations and public hospitals continue to serve a valuable role in the delivery system. They have experience dealing with a more diverse and more economically challenged population and continue to provide a high amount of education and training.”
Designing a well-care system: “We're trying to shift from looking at sick care to well care and wellness. We need to develop a health system that is designed to provide that, one that employs not just the care-delivery side, but also social services, philanthropic entities and others to partner in care.”