California Health Care Personnel News Roundup for October 2013
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
On Oct. 16, Alan Trounson announced he will step down as the president of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
He will remain in the position as the agency searches for a new president (CIRM release, 10/16).
California Medical Association
Richard Thorp has been named president of the California Medical Association.
Thorp is the president and CEO of Paradise Medical Group. He previously served on the CMA board of trustees (Arns, Sacramento Business Journal, 10/15).
Hospital Association of Southern California
On Oct. 22, Audra Strickland was named regional vice president for Ventura and Santa Barbara counties for the Hospital Association of Southern California, a not-for-profit group representing 170 hospitals in the region.
Strickland will take over the position on Nov. 1 (Herdt, Ventura County Star, 10/22).
McKesson, San Francisco
On Oct. 9, James Beer took over as CFO and executive vice president at McKesson.
Beer also joined the company's executive committee. His salary now is $800,000.
He previously was the executive vice president and certified financial planner at Symantec (Rauber , "Bay Area BizTalk," San Francisco Business Times, 9/30).
Riverside County Regional Medical Center
Lowell Johnson has been named interim CEO of Riverside County Regional Medical Center.
He replaces Doug Begley, who has announced he will retire by June 2014.
Johnson currently is serving as interim president and CEO of North Hawaii Community Hospital (Horseman, Riverside Press-Enterprise, 10/22).
SCAN Health Plan
George Louie was named senior vice president and medical director of SCAN Health Plan's Northern California and Arizona operations. SCAN is a not-for-profit medical insurance company specializing in Medicare Advantage plans.
Louie previously served as vice president and senior medical director at Health Net, a managed health care company (Rauber, "Bay Area BizTalk," San Francisco Business Times, 10/21).
On Sept. 30, Kelvin Lam was named chief medical officer of Sutter Health's West Bay region, effective Oct. 21.
Lam currently serves as chief medical officer for SutterSelect and Total Health and Productivity Management at the company's headquarters in Sacramento. He also is vice president of network performance at Sutter Medical Network (Rauber , "Bay Area Biz Talk," San Francisco Business Times, 9/30).
Tintri, Mountain View
Ken Klein has been named chair and CEO of Tintri, a developer of virtualization and cloud technology based in Mountain View.
Klein replaces Kieran Harty, who is taking the role of chief technology officer at the company (Sailors, San Francisco Business Journal, 10/15).
Tri-City Medical Center
On Oct. 17, the Tri-City Medical Center board of directors voted 6-0 to fire CEO Larry Anderson, citing the need to "take corrective action" for unspecified decisions Anderson made. He was placed on administrative leave on Sept. 4.
Casey Fatch -- COO of Tri-City -- will serve as interim CEO as the board searches for a new leader (Sisson, UT-San Diego, 10/17).
Trustnode, San Francisco
On Oct. 22, Trustnode -- a health care software startup based in San Francisco -- announced it has named Steve Adams as the company's new CEO.
Adams previously ran VirtuOz, a provider of cloud-based virtual agents for online marketing, sales and support (Rauber "Bay Area Biz Talk," San Francisco Business Times, 10/22).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.