Chad Lefteris

Chad Lefteris

UCI Health named Chad Lefteris chief executive; he had been COO since 2018.

Lefteris succeeds interim CEO Larry Anstine; former CEO Rick Gannotta left in August to join Irvine-based Masimo Corp. as chief healthcare administrative officer.

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Prior to UCI Health, Lefteris was vice president of UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, N.C.

UCI Health includes UCI Medical Center and more than a dozen research and care facilities. The medical center is the biggest hospital in OC, with $1.2 billion in net patient revenue.

“This is a pivotal time for healthcare,” Lefteris said in a statement, with intense focus on “the health of our community and the safety and well-being of our physicians, nurses and staff.”