Dr. Goldstein to be Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Please read the following letter from Gary L. Park, president, UNC Hospitals announcing Dr. Brian Goldstein's new position as UNC Hospitals next Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Dr. Goldstein to be Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer click to enlarge Brian P. Goldstein, MD, MBA

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to inform you that Brian P. Goldstein, MD, MBA, will become UNC Hospitals' next Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective July 1, 2010. In this position, Dr. Goldstein will oversee UNC Hospitals’ operations, including an annual operating budget of over $1 billion and a staff of more than 7,000.

Dr. Goldstein, who currently serves as UNC Hospitals’ Chief of Staff and as the UNC School of Medicine’s Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, is uniquely suited for this position given his history at UNC and his diverse background. He has served as a member of UNC Health Care’s leadership team and served as chair of the Medical Staff Executive Committee, Liability Insurance Trust Fund Council and Teaching Physicians Oversight Committee. He also supervised the Performance Improvement Division, the Patient Safety Office and the Office of Graduate Medical Education.  He has a reputation for building strong relationships with physicians, healthcare professionals and colleagues at UNC Hospitals and beyond. 

Brian will follow Todd Peterson as UNC Hospitals’ Executive Vice President and COO. Todd, who will retire June 30, 2010, has directed UNC Hospitals’ operations since 1989.   

Also, I am pleased to announce that Christopher S. Ellington, MBA, will assume the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer beginning July 1, 2010. Chris came to UNC in the midst of one of the worst economic downturns in several decades, and thanks to his leadership, we have maintained a strong financial position.

During the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the organizational chart and clarifying reporting relationships.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Brian Goldstein and Mr. Chris Ellington to their new roles with UNC Hospitals and also in wishing Mr. Todd Peterson the very best in retirement.


Gary L. Park
President, UNC Hospitals