Chad T. Lefteris, an executive with experience in integrated and academic health systems, was named chief operating officer for UCI Health, effective Monday, it was announced Wednesday.
He will report to UCI Health System CEO Richard J. Gannotta, who said Lefteris has “led complex, academic health systems to success in highly competitive markets.”
Lefteris will oversee the daily business operations of UCI Medical Center, which includes a hospital and several specialty units, along with other UCI-operated health care centers throughout Orange County. He’ll be responsible for administrative functions, including general and ancillary support services, facilities management, design and construction, and special projects.
“UCI Health plays a critical role in the sixth most-populous county in the United States,” Lefteris said. I’m excited to serve an organization that cares for the health needs of the people of this diverse, dynamic region.”
Lefteris comes to UCI from UNC REX Healthcare, a private, not-for-profit health care system that is a key component of Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based UNC Health Care, where he most recently held the title of vice president of operations. His previous positions at UNC Health Care included vice president, support services for UNC REX Healthcare, and administrative director of operations for UNC Medical Center, a 795-bed academic medical center and the health system’s flagship hospital.
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