East Orange General Hospital on Tuesday named Martin A. Bieber interim chief executive officer and president, effective immediately.Bieber, according to EOGH, is seamlessly transitioning into Kevin Slavin’s position. Slavin recently departed as EOGH’s CEO to become CEO of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System in Paterson. There, he is succeeding William McDonald, who is retiring at the end of the year as CEO of St. Joseph’s.
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Bieber is a 40-year health care industry veteran who retired in October 2013 as CEO of the three-hospital, 614-bed Kennedy Health System in South Jersey.
According to a statement from EOGH, while at Kennedy, Bieber oversaw all clinical and related services of the system while also building strong relations with physicians and the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.
“We are very confident that Mr. Bieber’s experience in all aspects of hospital management, combined with his understanding of the New Jersey health care landscape, will serve us well in the months ahead,” said Leonard Murray, EOGH board chairman.
Prior to Kennedy, Bieber, a certified public accountant, held executive positions at Mercy Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital on Long Island and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.
EOGH has agreed to merge into California-based Prospect Medical Holdings. Murray said Bieber will “provide us with critical leadership” as the hospital enters into the partnership.
The hospital said it will continue its search for a permanent president and CEO.
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