Renown Health continues leadership shakeup after CEO firing

Renown Health is making various leadership changes after the firing of former President and CEO Tony Slonim, MD, the Reno, Nev.-based health system confirmed. 

In a statement shared with Becker's April 22, Renown Health thanked leaders who are closing their chapters at the health system and wished them the best in their next endeavors.

"We are grateful for the time and expertise they provided to Renown's team of 7,000 healthcare heroes who are dedicated to making a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the communities we serve," the statement said. "We cannot comment on reasons a leader has chosen to pursue other opportunities and respectfully keep all personnel matters confidential. At Renown, we take pride in supporting all employees who seek opportunities to advance their careers within the health system and are thrilled for the leaders who have accepted promotions for new roles. Additionally, we are excited to welcome several new leaders who will help us continue to pursue Renown's mission, vision and values every day."

The health system announced the following leadership changes:

  • Michelle Sanchez-Bickley, head of human resources, will be resigning her position, effective May 6.

  • Chris Nicholas, associate CEO of Renown Regional Medical Center, was promoted to replace Renown Regional Medical Center CEO Erik Olson. 

  • Erik Olson has accepted a role with Reno Orthopedic Clinic value-based company in Ortho, Nev., and will be resigning his position as CEO of Renown Regional Medical Center as of July 1.      

  • Amy McCombs, MSN, RN, vice president of quality for acute services at Renown Health, was promoted to COO of Renown Regional Medical Center, effective July 1.       
  • Jen Walker, MSN, RN, director of clinical excellence for acute care services at Renown Health, was promoted to vice president of quality for the health system, effective July 1.     
  • Seth Langevin has accepted the role of vice president administrator neurosciences, effective May 18.

  • Larry Creech, surgical services administrator, will be retiring, effective Sept. 2. 

  • Samuel Obilie-Mante will join Renown Health as vice president administrator cardiovascular services, effective June 27. 

  • Mark Neu will join Renown Health as chief corporate compliance officer on June 13.       
  • Jamie Winter, interim chief corporate compliance officer and privacy officer at Renown Health, was promoted to deputy chief legal officer, effective June 1.

Renown Health announced the leadership changes in the wake of Dr. Slonim's firing. Dr. Slonim was ousted in March after an internal investigation. Thomas Graf, MD, serves as interim CEO of Renown Health, and Sy Johnson serves as the health system's interim president.

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