City of Hope appoints a chief science officer, a Hollywood hospital gets a new chief executive officer, Yale Health gets a new leader, and others take new roles.
Brian Chesebro has been named as the new medical director of environmental stewardship for the Providence health system.
Chesebro is the first person to hold that title for Providence, the Catholic system which operates 52 hospitals in seven states. Providence says he’s one of the first medical directors of environmental stewardship in the nation. He served in a similar role for Providence in Oregon, but now he takes on a broader mission for the system.
In his new role, Chesebro will lead efforts to reduce Providence’s impact on the environment. The system has established a goal of being carbon negative by 2030.
Citing Chesebro’s studies of anesthetic greenhouse gas emissions, Providence says it has reduced greenhouse gas emissions from anesthesia by 78% and cut overall carbon emissions by 11.5% annually since 2019. The system touts annual savings of $3.5 million for anesthesia and a total of $10.8 million compared to 2019.
“When I left Montana to enter medicine, a career focusing on the environmental sustainability of healthcare wasn’t part of my plan,” Chesebro said in a news release from Providence. “However, our results in Oregon show the impact and importance of this work. I am excited to focus on clinical environmental stewardship in helping Providence achieve its vision of health for a better world.”
Beth Schenk, Providence’s executive director of environmental stewardship, said in a statement that Chesebro has “led the way in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon, and I am excited to see him scale these important innovations across Providence.”
City of Hope selects chief science officer
John D. Carpten has been appointed as the chief science officer of City of Hope and director of Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.
Carpten will also hold the Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair and the Morgan & Helen Chu Director’s Chair of the Beckman Research Institute.
He joins City of Hope from the University of Southern California (USC), where he was professor and chair of the Department of Translational Genomics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and associate director of the cancer center.
Robert Stone, City of Hope’s CEO, said Carpten’s leadership will advance the organization’s research efforts.
“Dr. Carpten’s expertise and unwavering commitment to drive and accelerate cancer research and discovery will benefit our patients across the country,” Stone said in a statement.
Recognized as a leader in health disparities research, Carpten has shed light on the role biology plays in cancer incidence and mortality rates in underrepresented groups, City of Hope says.
“My goal is to create, execute and advance a transformative vision for cancer research that aligns with national priorities to significantly reduce cancer mortality rates and improve outcomes for patients from all walks of life through the unique national patient reach of City of Hope,” Carpten said in a statement. “To have the opportunity to help lead this world-class, translational cancer research platform is a dream come true.”
In addition, Steven Rosen, City of Hope’s current provost, chief scientific officer, and Beckman Research Institute and cancer center director, will move into a new role as executive vice president and director emeritus of Beckman Research Institute and City of Hope’s cancer center.
CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center appoints CEO
Jamie Yoo has been named the chief executive officer of CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, a member of CHA Health Systems.
Yoo has been serving as interim CEO since October 2022, but he was appointed the permanent chief executive on April 6. He joined CHA Health Systems as chief strategic officer in June 2022.
He previously held leadership roles at other hospitals and health organizations. Yoo served as CEO of Anaheim Global Medical Center and South Coast Global Medical Center, and as COO at Silver Lake Medical Center.
Yoo said he is “honored” to have the role and lead the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. The medical center has 469 beds for acute care and 89 skilled nursing beds.
“Our hospital is truly a special place and I am proud of the history that is our foundation and look forward to the future we are building towards,” Yoo said in a statement. “We will continue to make the improvements to all areas to build on our success to deliver better outcomes to our patients and community.”
Yoo leads the hospital as it approaches completion on a major project: the construction of a new patient tower, an acute care facility, is slated to open in 2024.
Yale Health names new CEO
Jason Fish has been named the next chief executive officer of Yale Health.
He will take the post beginning July 1. Fish is currently serving as the chief medical officer of Southwestern Health Resources, a network of 31 hospitals in northern Texas.
Yale Health is the health maintenance organization (HMO) that provides comprehensive care and coverage to Yale University students, faculty, staff, and their families.
“I am excited to join Yale and work with the talented staff at Yale Health,” Fish said. “I look forward to learning the needs of and collaborating with the university community to build upon Yale Health's accomplishments in delivering outstanding patient-centered care.”
Peter Salovey, president of Yale University, announced Fish’s appointment on April 10.
In a message to the Yale community, Salovey says Fish brings “an unwavering focus on the health care needs of patients and communities and extensive knowledge of strategic operations.”
Fish succeeds Paul Genecin, who retired on Jan. 6 after serving as CEO of Yale Health since 1997.
Oregon hospital names VP of patient services
Jennifer Broadus has joined Samaritan Albany General Hospital as vice president of patient services.
The hospital is part of the Samaritan network of hospitals in Oregon. Broadus comes to Samaritan from Salem Health where she served for seven years as the director of clinical operations at West Valley Hospital. She has spent 20 years in various hospital departments, including the emergency department, surgical service, intensive care units, and more.
“I am most looking forward to learning the Samaritan way and making Albany General Hospital my new family,” Broadus said in a statement. “I am used to living and working in the same community, striving to advance quality of health care for all residents. I left a role very similar to this one, so I know how versatile and challenging it can be.”
Broadus is an Oregon native.
“I am so excited to be in this new role,” she said.
Inspira Health names chair of board of trustees
Elizabeth A. Ryan, a veteran healthcare leader in New Jersey, has been named chairwoman of the Inspira Health Network’s board of directors.
Ryan has served on Inspira’s board since 2018. She is the former president and CEO of the New Jersey Hospital Association and was the first woman to hold that position. She led the hospital association from 2008 to 2017, expanding the group to include all of the state’s acute care hospitals and post-acute care providers.
She also served as assistant counsel under former New Jersey Gov. Jim Florio and served as the chief of staff to the New Jersey Department of Health.
Ryan currently serves as executive in residence at Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Public Policy and teaches in the health administration program.