April 2, 2020

Appointment of UCI Health CEO

We are delighted to announce that Chad T. Lefteris has been appointed as chief executive officer of UCI Health, effective immediately. He has been serving as chief operating officer since 2018.

With his distinguished career in leading complex, academic health systems to success in highly competitive markets, Mr. Lefteris is playing a critical role in advancing our preeminence as the region’s only academic medical center and its most important provider of clinical care.

Prior to joining UCI Health, Mr. Lefteris served as the vice president of operations of University of North Carolina REX Healthcare, a private, not-for-profit health care system that is a key component of Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based UNC Health Care. Prior positions within the UNC Health Care System 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.

We have the utmost confidence that Mr. Lefteris will lead UCI Health through this COVID-19 crisis and ensure that our frontline caregivers have the tools and resources they need to continue providing care for our community during this unprecedented pandemic.

We are grateful to the search committee and its chair, Dean Michael J. Stamos, for their dedication and hard work in helping select this outstanding administrative leader.

We extend our gratitude to Larry Anstine for so capably serving as interim CEO since December 2019.

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Lefteris on his new position.

Chancellor Howard Gillman

Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Steve Goldstein