Richard Afable

Richard Afable

Newport Beach-based Concierge Key Health, which has created a mobile app for on-demand access to medical specialists, named Richard Afable as president and chief executive.

He replaces founder Robert Grant, who will retain the role of chairman of the board of directors.

Afable, who recently retired as chief executive of St. Joseph Hoag Health in Irvine and executive vice president of Providence St. Joseph Health Southern California, joined the mobile app company nearly a year ago as senior advisor.

He told the Business Journal that he will help expand Concierge Key’s platform to encompass “the healthcare experience through the entire continuum of care.”