By Max Hrenda
After a three-year process, one of the region’s largest employers has decided who will take the helm as the landscape of health care undergoes what might be its most significant change.
During a press conference Monday morning, Mountain States Health Alliance announced that Alan Levine will succeed Dennis Vonderfecht as the health system’s president and CEO.
Before making the announcement, however, Clem Wilkes, who chairs MSHA’s board of directors, recognized Vonderfecht for his tenure as the company’s leader.
“It’s almost unheard of in our industry for one individual to remain as CEO for 10 years, let alone two decades,” Wilkes said. “Dennis, when he retires, will have been here 24 years, and for that, we are truly grateful. Dennis’ insight, his leadership will be hard to replace, but we think we’ve found the person to do it.”
Levine will begin his new role at MSHA with more than 20 years of experience in various forms of health care administration.