Dr. Brian Goldstein has been named chief system officer at University of Washington Medicine and VP of medical affairs at the university. He replaces Johnese Spisso, who left UW in February to serve as president of UCLA Health.
In his new role, Goldstein will oversee the system's clinical operations, which includes two academic hospitals, two community hospitals, 12 neighborhood clinics and a physician practice plan.
Goldstein was previously executive VP and COO for six years at UNC Health Care at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
George Hayes, president and CEO of University of Colorado Health's Memorial Hospital Central and Memorial Hospital North in Colorado Springs, will step down effective Nov. 4.
Hayes, 60, has led the hospitals for two years. He was previously president and CEO of UCHealth's Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo., for 10 years, and COO of St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.
Throughout his tenure at UCHealth, Hayes led more than $130 million in facility and service improvements. The city of Colorado Springs received $1.3 million in revenue-sharing from UCHealth.
St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, Calif., part of Verity Health System, has announced two executive appointments.
Jeffrey Stout has been named VP of patient-care services and COO. He replaces Kurt Weinmeister, who left St. Francis in February 2015 to serve as CEO of San Dimas (Calif.) Community Hospital. Stout was previously interim CEO of Renown Health's South Meadows Medical Center in Reno, Nev., and VP and chief nursing officer for Renown Health's acute-care division.
Dr. Rahul Dhawan has been named CMO at St. Francis. He replaces Dr. Judi Binderman, who left in June 2015 to serve as chief medical information officer at Community Medical Centers in Fresno, Calif.
Dhawan most recently was utilization review medical director at MedPoint Management in Woodland Hills, Calif., where he led 11 independent practice associations.