Lifespan, a Windfall, Rhode Island-based nonprofit, has named John Fernandez as its subsequent president and CEO.
Fernandez is president of the specialty hospital Mass Eye and Ear and of Mass Basic Brigham Built-in Care, each a part of the Boston-based Mass Basic Brigham well being system. He succeeds Dr. Timothy Babineau, who stepped down in Might after a decade main Lifespan. Arthur Sampson, who led Lifespan’s The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital, has been interim president and CEO.
Fernandez, who will begin his new position in early 2023, has led a number of enlargement efforts for ambulatory companies at Mass Basic, together with the opening of a multi-specialty care and surgical middle in Salem, New Hampshire. At Mass Eye and Ear, he carried out a plan growing surgical quantity by greater than 70% and quadrupled analysis funding over his 16-year tenure. He additionally led a $252 million capital marketing campaign.
Previous to his present positions, Fernandez was vice chairman at Brigham and Ladies’s Hospital for surgical companies, imaging, most cancers and different service strains.
Lifespan, which companions with Brown College’s medical faculty, operates 5 hospitals, together with behavioral healthcare supplier Gateway Healthcare, Lifespan Doctor Group and first care observe Coastal Medical. Earlier this yr, Lifespan and Care New England, additionally in Windfall, scrapped merger plans after pushback from state and federal officers who argued the deal would result in value will increase.