Victor Jordan

Victor Jordan

Providence St. Joseph named Victor Jordan chief operating officer for Providence St. Joseph Health Southern California, effective March 26. Jordan will report to regional chief executive Erik Wexler and be responsible for day-to-day operations for the system’s 14 Southern California hospitals in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, as well as two medical foundations.

Jordan was previously executive vice president and chief financial officer of the seven-hospital Detroit Medical Center where he coordinated about $1 billion in capital development projects, including an advanced technology heart hospital and a pediatric specialty ambulatory center. He also oversaw population health strategies.

Providence St. Joseph announced its search for the new regional health network executive in January when it set a new 14-person leadership team for Southern California.

Lee Penrose, interim chief financial officer and chief operating officer for Orange County and the High Desert region, said he'd leave the organization in April, according to a press release.

In this February’s Business Journal list of local hospitals ranked by annual revenue, several St. Joseph’s network facilities ranked second, third, fourth and fifth--Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Mission Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital Orange and St. Jude Medical Center--a combined $2.74 billion.