Citing health concerns, Henry E. Wells, interim president and CEO of UA Healthcare, today announced his resignation, effective July 31.
Wells, who began his tenure on May 3, most recently served as interim deputy dean at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. He has more than 40 years experience in the health care industry, having led numerous hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and faculty practice plans as chief executive officer and chief financial officer. He also served as managing director for one of the nation’s largest health-care consulting firms.
Granger Vinall, chairman of the UA Healthcare Board of Directors, said he will convene a special board meeting in the next week to determine the best plan for interim leadership while the search for a permanent president and CEO for UA Healthcare continues.
Vinall said, “Although his tenure has been short, Hank has done an outstanding job leading our organization through this challenging time. He has promoted strong teamwork and excellence throughout the organization and has been an effective advocate for UA Healthcare.”
Steve Goldschmid, MD, dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, said, “Hank joined us at a critical time in the development of our clinical enterprise and we greatly regret the loss of his leadership. He brought a wealth of experience to his brief tenure with UA Healthcare, providing clear direction and a steady hand to our ongoing efforts.”