Terry Burns has been named president and chief executive officer of UVMC.He
will assume his
position Monday, replacing former UVMC President Mark LaRose."Terry is visionary, growth-oriented and possesses a distinct leadership style," said Scott Reiner, senior vice president of Adventist Health and board chairman of the Northern California facility.
...For 15 years, Burns was the vice president of finance and chief information officer at the corporate office in Roseville.He also served in various administrative roles at San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield. Most recently, he worked as vice president of finance and operations at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio.
six-year tenure, he
was the chief financial and operations officer for the $450 million net revenue, 600-bed medical center, helping to reverse operating losses and improve the facility bond rating to A status, according to Reiner. Burns
wife, Dorothy, are
is not yet familiar enough with Ukiah Valley Medical Center
to say what kind of challenges he
might face while there.What he
does know, however, is that he
wants the hospital to be seen as a "true, community hospital," he
"I am very comfortable leading a church-sponsored hospital, and I want that facility to serve the community.We are certainly, if not the top, very close to the leading resource for our community's public health needs.We don't do everything, but we partner with everybody who does.One of my goals is to do everything possible to nurture that -- the hospital's involvement and contribution to the community," Burns said, adding, "I want people to look at the hospital and say, our hospital.'"Burns
wife enjoy getting together with people in their community.
"I also want to work with the medical community -- our physicians and other caregivers -- it's critical," he
said. A graduate of Loma Linda University, Burns received his bachelor's degree in management and accounting, eventually earning his certified public accounting certification.He is a diplomate in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is on the board of directors of the Kettering Chamber of Commerce.He
wife have three grown children.