The head of the
Dr. David Feinberg will become chief executive of the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa., on May 1.
Geisinger is well regarded for integrating patient care in much the same way
Feinberg has been the public face of the UCLA Health System during the recent superbug outbreak at its
At Geisinger, Feinberg will take the reins from Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., 70, who said last July he would be stepping down after 15 years as the health system's chief executive.
The system's board of directors narrowed the search to three candidates by January, said Geisinger spokeswoman Wendy Wilson. She did not say how much Feinberg would be compensated in his new role.
During his tenure at UCLA, Feinberg emphasized patient satisfaction and forged partnerships with rival Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Motion Picture and Television Fund health network.
Dr. John Mazziotta, an associate vice chancellor for health sciences at UCLA, will take on the role of CEO of the health system and serve as dean of the medical school. Mazziotta joined the UCLA faculty in 1983 and he has led the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center since 1993.
Dr. A. Eugene Washington, current dean of the medical school, said in January he would be leaving to become the chief executive of the
"I have no doubt that David will build upon his stellar record of accomplishment at Geisinger, which is known for its work on improving care and reforming the nation's healthcare system," UCLA Chancellor Gene Block wrote in a letter announcing the changes. "I also feel that there is no better person than John Mazziotta to lead UCLA's health science enterprise."