The CEO of UVA Health gets a contract extension, and other executives take new roles.
After serving in an interim capacity for 18 months, Theodore “Ted” DeWeese has been appointed CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine and dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Johns Hopkins announced the permanent appointment on Dec. 8. DeWeese was first given the interim role after the retirement of Paul Rothman.
In addition to leading the medical school, DeWeese leads a system of six hospitals, 39 outpatient sites and 40,000 employees.
DeWeese said in a statement that he’s “honored and humbled” by the role.
"Every day, I am inspired by the talent, dedication, and heart demonstrated by members of the Johns Hopkins Medicine community,” DeWeese said. “Each of us supports our mission in thousands of unique ways, and we are all united in a common goal: to advance health care and to change lives.”
Johns Hopkins says DeWeese is leading the transformation of the system’s medical facilities. He first joined Johns Hopkins Hospital as a radiation oncology resident in 1991.
Ron Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University, said DeWeese’s performance as interim leader made him the clear choice.
"Over the past 18 months, Ted stepped into the role of interim dean and delivered a staggering record of accomplishment, setting Johns Hopkins Medicine on the path to financial transformation, ensuring greater faculty compensation, and launching our reimagination of the life and basic sciences at Johns Hopkins,” Daniels said in a statement.
UVA Health gets contract extension
K. Craig Kent is going to be sticking around a while longer.
Kent, the CEO of UVA Health, recently received a contract extension. The University of Virginia’s board has extended his contract through Jan. 31, 2030. Kent also serves as the university’s executive vice president for health affairs.
“I am excited to be able to lead UVA Health as we continue to implement our 10-year strategic plan to make UVA Health the nation’s leading public academic health system and best place to work,” Kent said in a statement.
Since joining the system in February 2020, UVA bought and integrated three hospitals in northern Virginia. In July, UVA Health also acquired a minority interest in Riverside Health System in eastern Virginia.
Kent also helped establish the Paul and Diane Manning Institute of Biotechnology, which had its groundbreaking earlier this month.
UnityPoint names market president in Iowa
Jon Rozenfeld has been named UnityPoint Health’s president for the system’s Des Moines market.
He begins in the new role on Jan. 8, 2024. David Stark, who had held the role previously, has been named UnityPoint’s government, external affairs and philanthropy executive.
Rozenfeld brings more than 25 years of experience from several healthcare systems, including Johns Hopkins Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital and Ascension.
Most recently, he served as CEO for Vista Health System in Waukegan, Ill.
Rozenfeld says he’s looking forward to making a new home in Des Moines.
“I wholeheartedly support UnityPoint Health’s mission and focus on creating a positive experience for every patient,” he said in a statement. “I look forward to building upon the strong foundation that is already in place to provide great healthcare to this growing community.”
John Schmidt, board chair of UnityPoint Health’s Des Moines market, said in a statement, “We look forward to what our future holds under Jon’s leadership as we grow programs and services to meet the needs of our community and state.”
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital gets new president
Trey Eubanks has been named president of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Eubanks has served as interim president since March 2023. Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare announced this month that Eubanks was taking the role permanently.
He is also Le Bonheur’s current Surgeon-in-Chief and University of Tennessee Health Science Center professor of surgery and pediatrics and chief of pediatric surgery.
Eubanks was chosen after a national search. Michael Ugwueke, president and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, called Eubanks “a strong leader who has helped Le Bonheur serve children in our community well and for many years.
“He is the right person to lead Le Bonheur’s incredible pediatric experts as they continue to grow in national reputation and community support,” Ugwueke said in a statement.
Eubanks has served at Le Bonheur for more than 20 years. He has held several leadership roles, including serving as chief of the medical staff and president of the medical staff for MLH.
The system said Eubanks played a key role in Le Bonheur earning national verifications as both a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons.