New hospital CEO sees transition as time of opportunity

December 23, 2013 | UToday
By Tobin J. Klinger

The new chief executive officer overseeing The University of Toledo Medical Center sees this time of transition for the hospitals and health centers as a time of “great opportunity,” as articulated in a memo that was circulated to Health Science Campus faculty and staff Friday afternoon.

David Morlock, executive vice president for finance and administration, has been asked by President Lloyd Jacobs to take on additional responsibilities as chief executive officer for hospitals and health centers, coinciding with the departure of Dr. Jeffery Gold, chancellor, executive vice president for health affairs and biosciences, and dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences.

“I consider myself extremely fortunate, not only to have been asked to add the additional role as chief executive officer for the hospitals and health centers, but also to have such a great team to work with now and moving forward,” Morlock wrote in the memo.

“While I learned a lot during my many years with the University of Michigan Health System, I will spend the next several weeks learning more about UTMC and where we need to focus our attention,” Morlock added.

Morlock has more than 24 years of experience in health-care finance, in organization leadership, strategy, finance and business development. He was the chief financial officer and senior associate director of the University of Michigan Health System, working with the university for more than 20 years before joining UT in September.

“While this is a time of transition, it is also a time of great opportunity,” Morlock wrote. “We have demonstrated our drive to provide the highest degree of university-quality care, and this commitment gives me great optimism for the future.”

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