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Jefferson Health Names New President
Baligh R. Yehia, MD, MPP, MSc, FACP, nominated by the new president He will join Jefferson Health, a nonprofit healthcare system based in Philadelphia, on January 17, 2023.
Yehia joined Jefferson Health from Ascension, one of the largest nonprofit healthcare systems in the United States, where she served as Senior Vice President. At Ascension, he led system-wide health care from public health, pharmacy services, behavioral health, virtual care, graduate medical education, and other programs.
Previously, he served as President of Ascension Medical Group, one of the largest medical groups in the United States with approximately 9,000 clinicians. He initially joined Ascension Medical Group as Chief Medical Officer. He previously held leadership roles at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the University of Pennsylvania. In the journal he has published over 150 papers, abstracts and chapters.
The announcement was made by Joseph G. Cacchione, MD, CEO of Jefferson Health. took the helm of the health system earlier this year.
Genesis Health System CEO Resigns
Genesis Health System CEO and President Doug Cropper has announced his intention to step down in June 2023.
Genesis Health System is a nonprofit health system based in Davenport, Iowa. $708 million in operating income. Kurt Andersen, MD, Genesis Chief Clinical Officer/Chief Medical Officer, will assume the role of CEO and President when Cropper retires in June.
In his new position, Cropper and his wife, Lynn, will serve as mission leaders for three years. His retirement will end his 14-year tenure at Genesis and his 41-year healthcare career. He worked in hospital surgery in Salt Lake City in his 1981 and joined Genesis in 2008.
Cropper’s planned departure comes after Genesis and Iowa-based MercyOne, part of Trinity Health, announced their intention to enter into a partnership.