Around Town: UCI Health names new CEO at ‘pivotal time for healthcare’ due to coronavirus

The UC Irvine health system has named Chad Lefteris as its new chief executive. … Lefteris will oversee the overall UCI Health operation, which includes UCI Medical Center in Orange and more than a dozen outpatient research and specialty care centers throughout Orange County and parts of Riverside County. He has been UCI Health’s chief operating officer since December 2018. … Lefteris said in a statement that “it’s a privilege to work with all of the outstanding physicians, nurses and staff at UCI Health — they are truly heroes.” “With the vast spread of COVID-19, this is a pivotal time for healthcare in our state and nation,” he said. “I will prioritize the health of our community and the safety and well-being of our physicians, nurses and staff as we work together to get through this pandemic.”