Local News in Brief : Cedars-Sinai Hires Stanford Official

Sheldon S. King, president and chief executive officer of Stanford University Hospital, will resign effective May 1 to become president of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a spokesman said. King, 57, has been at Stanford since 1981.

“He is going to a major metropolitan center,” hospital spokesman Spyros Andreopoulos said. “He has been here long enough to do what he wanted to do.”

Among King’s objectives was to open a modernized wing of the Stanford Hospital. After a decade of planning, the $153-million wing opened to patients two weeks ago.