CHW Names Dual EVP/COO Positions


William Hunt, Marvin O'Quinn Named EVP/COO

San Francisco, CA - October 13, 2008 - Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) announced today that William J. (Bill) Hunt and Marvin O'Quinn have been named to dual Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer positions. Each executive will have operational responsibility for approximately half of CHW's facilities. The pair replaces Michael Erne, who retired this month after serving with CHW since 1997. With the dual EVP/COO positions CHW has eliminated the three group president of operations positions, resulting in a flattening of the operations structure for the organization.

Bill Hunt has served in several leadership roles at CHW since 1996. Since 2003 he has served as President of Group Operations overseeing the operations of fifteen hospitals throughout Northern California and Reno, Nevada. He also served as the President/Chief Executive Officer of the CHW Medical Foundation, a 300+ physician group practice. In his new role he will be responsible for operations in Northern California from the Oregon border to Kern County. Hunt will also be responsible for physician engagement across the 41-hospital system.

Marvin O'Quinn is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Health System in Miami, Fla. He will remain in that position to ensure a smooth transition and join CHW effective Jan. 1, 2009. O'Quinn will be responsible for the service areas in Arizona, Nevada, and in California from San Luis Obispo south. He will also be responsible for integrated process management and ambulatory operations.

"Bill and Marvin bring a breadth of healthcare experience to CHW," said Lloyd Dean, President/CEO. "They are ideally suited to this role and I look forward to working with them. The benefit of this new model is a much broader range of expertise and oversight for an organization of our size than would be possible under the conventional, single-executive approach."

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