Victoria Alexander-Lane will provide new Northern Inyo Hospital leadership when NIH Administrator John Halfen retires in July. By March, Chief Executive Officer Alexander-Lane and her husband expect to be permanently relocated to Bishop from Maine. Photo courtesy Northern Inyo Hospital
A relatively brief six-month search for Northern Inyo Hospital Administrator John Halfenâ€™s successor has ended with the selection of a new chief executive officer with small-town, rural-hospital experience.
Victoria Alexander-Lane will take over leadership when Halfen retires in July, bringing more than 25 years of urban and rural healthcare experience to the job. NIH Board President M.C. Hubbard made the official offer via email earlier this week and Alexander-Lane accepted, Board Treasurer Pete Watercott said.
Watercott said he was really excited about Alexander-Lane coming on board. â€śShe has a real passion for excellence and patient care â€¦ I think she will fit in really well.â€ť Watercott said the new CEO has experience with both small town life and administration of an â€śultra rural hospital. She is a â€śdown-to-earth, nuts-and-bolts kind of person who understands all the complexities of hospital business and is able to articulate that into language that you can understand.â€ť
Read more in the Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.