I am pleased to announce the appointment of Larry Anstine as interim chief executive officer of the UCI Health System, effective Sept. 1. In this role, Larry will work closely with Dr. Steven Goldstein, vice chancellor for health affairs, Dr. Michael Stamos, dean of the UCI School of Medicine, and the UCI Health System leadership team.
Larry is a deeply experienced health care executive with more than 30 years as a leader in large academic and not-for-profit medical centers. During his distinguished 25-year career at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Larry led five of the system’s six hospitals and served as CEO of The Ohio State University Hospital. Many of you may recall Larry’s recent role here as an independent consultant to advise on hospital operations between 2015 and 2017.
The UCI Health System is strongly positioned for important and ongoing expansions in its clinical enterprise, allowing us to better serve even more of our friends and neighbors throughout Orange County. Larry will continue our commitment to the growth and quality initiatives that are currently in place. New facility construction will stay on track, our quality and patient services will continuously improve, and we will sustain our vital role as the region’s recognized leader in groundbreaking, lifesaving healthcare research and treatment.
We will soon announce the formation of a committee to launch a national search for a permanent CEO.