Johnese Spisso has been named president of UCLA Health, CEO of the University of California at Los Angeles Health System and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences.
Spisso begins her role Feb. 8 and will be responsible for all operations of UCLA's hospitals and clinics, as well as the health system's regional outreach strategy.
She is now VP of medical affairs for the University of Washington and chief health system officer for UW Medicine.
Kenneth McFarland is leaving his position as CEO at Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, Calif., effective Feb. 5. Dr. Richard Afable has been named interim CEO.
McFarland has served as CEO since 2011 and has been with Mission Hospital for 18 years. He joined the hospital in 1998, serving as senior VP and CFO. He also has served as a trustee for the Camino Health Center, a federally qualified health center in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. McFarland has also held leadership positions with the Hospital Association of Southern California.
Ronald Reed will retire from his role as CEO of Mercy Iowa City (Iowa), effective March 31. He will be succeeded by Mike Heinrich, 53, who will serve as interim CEO. Heinrich is currently executive VP and CFO.
Reed, 62, has served as CEO since August 1995, and oversaw the expansion of Mercy's services, including additional primary- and specialty-care clinics, a wound and vein center, bariatric surgery and a hospice program.