A relatively brief six-month search for Northern Inyo Hospital Administrator John Halfen’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. “She has a real passion for excellence and patient care … I think she will fit in really well.” Watercott said the new CEO has experience with both small town life and administration of an “ultra rural hospital. She is a “down-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.”
Read more in the Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.