John G. Hill named new PeaceHealth CEO
PeaceHealth officials announced today that John G. Hill has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of PeaceHealth’s Oregon Region, effective May 31, 2012.
Hill is currently the CEO of The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza, located near Denver, Colo. He succeeds Tom Reitinger, who has worked as the Interim CEO for PeaceHealth’s Oregon Region since July 2011. Reitinger will continue in his interim role through June 30, 2012, to ensure a smooth transition as Hill comes on board at PeaceHealth.
“John is a proven community and health care leader with a track record in operational efficiency and process improvement across both acute-care hospital and medical group practice settings,” said Alan Yordy, PeaceHealth’s President and Chief Mission Officer. “Most importantly, he is someone who believes that the success of an organization is built upon the foundation of its mission and values, and its commitment to the communities it serves.”
Hill will have executive oversight for the operations at PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Hospital and PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Hospital, in addition to the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend and University District campuses.
Hill, who in 2010 was named to Modern Healthcare’s “Up and Comers” list of future health care leaders, has led The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) since 2007. During that time, the 346-bed, acute-care hospital has received recognition for innovation, effectiveness, and the quality of its care, including the Colorado Performance Excellence Award, and the 2008 American Nurses Association’s Magnet recognition, the organization’s most prestigious designation of excellence in nursing services. TMCA was also named in 2010 as a Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence, for low mortality and complication rates. The hospital has Level II trauma certification and specialization in cardiovascular services, neurosurgery, women’s services, oncology and surgical services.
Prior to TMCA, Hill worked from 2003-2007 as the Chief Operating Officer at Medical City Dallas hospital, a 704-bed tertiary acute-care facility known nationally and internationally for excellence in the areas of cardiovascular, oncology, solid-organ transplantation, craniofacial surgery, and its Medical City Children’s Hospital. Both TMCA and Medical City Dallas are owned by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), which operates 163 hospitals and 109 freestanding surgery centers nationwide, and has about 199,000 employees.
“I look forward to carrying on the PeaceHealth legacy of care and commitment to our communities in Cottage Grove, Eugene-Springfield and Florence,” Hill said. “I’m honored to help lead our efforts in providing quality, cost-effective care for patients and families.”
PeaceHealth is a Washington-based not-for-profit Catholic health care system with medical centers, critical access hospitals, medical groups and laboratories in Alaska, Washington and Oregon with approximately 16,500 caregivers (employees) and 78,000 inpatient admissions annually. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, PeaceHealth has provided health care services to Northwest communities for more than a century. PeaceHealth consistently receives national recognition for innovations in patient-centered care, patient safety and health care technology and cost efficiency. For more information, visit www.peacehealth.org