CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - UC Health Board Chair Margaret Buchanan today announced the appointment of Richard P. Lofgren, MD, MPH, FACP, as president and CEO of UC Health.
His appointment is effective Dec. 2. He succeeds James A. Kingsbury, who announced his retirement in May.
Lofgren is both a physician who is board-certified in internal medicine and an experienced health care administrator whose career spans 35 years.
"His unique background – a blend of both the practice and teaching of medicine in an academic medical center and senior, executive-level administrative experience in the same – will further help to distinguish and differentiate UC Health in this market; reinforce that our health system has the best to offer in clinical care; and prepare us to take on the challenges of health care in the future," said Buchanan.
Lofgren previously served at UK HealthCare (UKHC), the University of Kentucky's health system, and held two senior-level positions during his tenure there that transformed UKHC into a highly successful health system.
Most recently, Lofgren served as senior vice president and chief clinical officer for the University Healthsystem Consortium (UHC) in Chicago.
"I am truly honored to be appointed to this position and deeply appreciate the trust the board has placed in me," said Lofgren. "I look forward to working with the UC Health board, the UC Health executive team, the UC College of Medicine dean and chairs and the University as a whole to propel UC Health forward and position it as one of the nation's most preeminent providers."