David McQuaid has been appointed CEO of Ohio State University Health System and COO of the Wexner Medical Center, the university announced Monday in a news release.
If the move is approved by the Ohio State University board of trustees, McQuaid will begin the new roles on Feb. 1, according to the release. McQuaid will succeed Peter Geier, who served in the role for almost 15 years.
“We're pleased to welcome David McQuaid to Ohio State,” said Dr. Sheldon Retchin, executive vice president of health sciences and CEO of Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center, in a statement. “He's spent the last 25 years leading academic hospitals and hospital systems to greatness through financial and operational improvements. David brings a strong combination of expertise and leadership that's needed to help the Wexner Medical Center and the health system continue to expand and excel.”
In his role with the Columbus-based health system, McQuaid, a pharmacist by training, will oversee six hospitals, as well as the Ohio State primary-care and ambulatory networks, according to the release. At the Wexner Medical Center, he will focus on business development, clinical operations and fiscal accountability.
McQuaid comes to Ohio State from Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia, where he served as executive vice president for clinical affairs, president and CEO. Prior to Thomas Jefferson, he served as CEO at Duke University Health System's Duke Regional Hospital, Durham, N.C., according to the statement.
A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, McQuaid was appointed in 2009 by the U.S. Commerce Department as an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.