Loma Linda, Calif. (PRWEB) May 20, 2014
Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) has appointed Kerry Heinrich, JD, as interim chief executive officer of Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) and interim administrator of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, effective July 1, 2014.
Mr. Heinrich will provide strategic leadership for—and oversee the day-to-day operations of—the six hospitals that form LLUMC. He will work collaboratively with leadership across the academic medical center campus to ensure that the major initiatives continue to move forward while always staying focused on fulfilling Loma Linda’s mission to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
Mr. Heinrich currently serves as a partner at Schilt & Heinrich, LLP. In coordination with the Office of General Counsel at LLUH, he works closely with senior leadership of LLUH, LLU, LLUMC and the faculty practice plan in providing advice and counsel concerning the legal environment affecting operations within each corporation. This includes reimbursement, finance, patient safety and reliability, Medicare and Medi-Cal payment initiatives, strategic planning, and corporate development. Mr. Heinrich’s work with Loma Linda began in 1984.
Ruthita Fike, MA, who has served as CEO of LLUMC for the past 10 years, announced her resignation last month. Her resignation is effective July 1, at which time Mr. Heinrich will assume his role as interim CEO.
About Loma Linda University Health (LLUH)
Loma Linda University Health includes Loma Linda University's eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center's six hospitals and more than 800 faculty physicians located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Established in 1905, LLUH is a global leader in education, research and clinical care. It offers over 100 academic programs and provides quality health care to 40,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatients each year. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, LLUH is a faith-based health system with a mission "to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ."