Tri-City promotes CFO to CEO, breaks ties with old leader

Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, Calif., has appointed CFO Steve Dietlin as the permanent CEO, according to a San Diego Union-Tribune report.

Mr. Dietlin, a certified public accountant, began his career as an auditor specializing in healthcare with Ernst & Young, and previously ran his own consultancy based in Scottsdale, Ariz., according to the report. Prior to joining Tri-City, he served as CFO of Scottsdale-based Doctors Community Healthcare Corp. from 1997 to 2004.

Mr. Dietlin's appointment comes as it is unclear what the future holds for the old CEO, Tim Moran. Earlier this month, Tri-City board members tentatively decided to exercise the "termination at will" provision in Mr. Moran's contract. The full Tri-City board was expected to vote on the matter at a meeting March 17. However, the board members did not say anything about Mr. Moran at the meeting, according to the report.

Mr. Moran is still an employee of Tri-City but is no longer the CEO, Tri-City board chairman James Dagostino told the San Diego Union-Tribune. He also told the publication March 17 that Mr. Moran had one more day to make a decision on the board's severance offer — $525,000 or one year's salary, plus health and dental coverage for 12 months. It was unclear what would happen if Mr. Moran declined the offer.

Tri-City has not disclosed detailed reasons for its decision to split with Mr. Moran, which comes less than two years after he was hired, and as a collaboration with UC San Diego Health System is in progress.

Mr. Moran has not commented to the San Diego News-Tribune.


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