According to the Johnson City Press, Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) officials announced today that Alan Levine has been named by the Board of Directors to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 6, 2014. Mr. Levine will succeed Dennis Vonderfecht upon his retirement at the end of 2013.
Prior to his current role as Group President, overseeing the operations of more than 40 hospitals and their affiliated services for Health Management Associates, Levine served as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and senior health policy advisor to Governor Bobby Jindal.
Levine, 46, will join MSHA after more than 20 years in hospital operations and in public service. Having led large, complex, multi-hospital organizations as well as leading two state health systems as the senior regulator and health policy advisor to two Governors, Levine is uniquely qualified to lead MSHA through the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the health care system.
While he will officially begin his role in January, 2014, Levine plans to coordinate the transition with Vonderfecht in the months leading up to his commencement as President and CEO.