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Atrium Health Navicent Announces New CEO

Analysis  |  By Melanie Blackman  
   December 03, 2020

Delvecchio S. Finley, FACHE, will serve as president and CEO effective February 21, 2021.

Atrium Health has named a new CEO for Atrium Health Navicent, the health system announced Thursday.

Delvecchio S. Finley, FACHE, will serve as president and CEO effective February 21, 2021, where he will lead Atrium Health Navicent's integration with Atrium Health, while also helming the hospital's efforts through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Atrium and Navicent Health finalized a merger in 2019, whereby the latter company became Atrium Health Navicent, a hub for the health system which serves central and southern Georgia communities.

"Delivering on our mission has never been more important than during these unprecedented times, and I am excited about the fresh perspective and depth of experience Mr. Finley is bringing to our team," Eugene A. Woods, president and CEO of Atrium, said in a statement. "As a nationally recognized leader in the healthcare field with a passion for caring for underserved, vulnerable populations and for rural communities, we are looking forward to him joining us as we continue to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all."

Finley will report directly to Woods and will work with the local Board of Directors for Atrium Health Navicent.

Finley most recently served as CEO of Alameda Health System in California. Before that he served as CEO of Los Angeles County/Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

"I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to join and lead Atrium Health Navicent and further its traditions of providing high-quality care for the community, while being part of Atrium Health, one of the nation’s leading health systems," Finley said in a statement. "With Atrium Health Navicent being a safety-net health system for central and south Georgia, I look forward to advancing its many accomplishments and collaborating with partners throughout the community in the future. The ‘for all’ mission and approach to compassionate care resonates deeply with me, and I cannot wait to get started."

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Melanie Blackman is the strategy editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.

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