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UC Medical Center Names Leadership Team

Nov. 12, 2020

CINCINNATI — UC Medical Center Chief Administrative Officer Rob Wiehe has named new members of the hospital’s leadership team.

Five current hospital leaders have been promoted to vacant positions or have assumed new responsibilities, effective Nov. 2.

“I am pleased to announce this experienced team to lead the operations of UC Medical Center, Greater Cincinnati’s only Level I adult trauma center,” said Wiehe, who was named chief administrative officer in September. “We are committed to supporting our entire UC Medical Center team as we all work together to bring even more hope to our community.”

As the flagship hospital of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati’s academic health system, UC Medical Center has served the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region for nearly 200 years. UC Medical Center is Greater Cincinnati’s only Level I adult trauma center. The hospital has more than 5,800 physicians and employees and provides emergency, inpatient and outpatient care to nearly 900,000 patients annually.

Teri Grau Promoted to Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

With more than 35 years of nursing experience, Grau brings a breadth of knowledge and leadership to the vice president and chief nursing officer role. Most recently, she was assistant vice president of professional services for UC Medical Center. Grau has a background in critical care and transport nursing, serving as director of UC Health Air Care & Mobile Care from 2008 to 2014. She holds a bachelor of science in nursing from the College of Mount Saint Joseph and has a master’s degree in health administration.

Tyler French Promoted to Assistant Vice President, Capacity Management

During his time at UC Health, French has held multiple roles, including hospital operations manager and performance improvement manager for UC Medical Center Perioperative Services. Most recently, French served as director of traction management, where his focus has been the implementation of system foundational/transformation initiatives, as well as working with leaders across the system to enhance capacity management and flow strategy. He is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio).

Becky Allen Promoted to Assistant Vice President, Operations

Allen has served as director of radiology at UC Medical Center and enterprise director of radiology for UC Health for the past five years. She previously served in leadership positions in ancillary services and diagnostic and oncology services at several health systems in southwest Ohio. Allen attended Morehead State University, earning undergraduate degrees in radiology technology and organizational studies. She holds a master of science in radiologic science administration from Midwestern State University. Allen will continue to provide oversight for radiology at the system level in addition to joining the UC Medical Center Leadership Team.

Dennis Thomas Promoted to Assistant Vice President, Support Services

Thomas has extensive experience in hospital operations, beginning his healthcare career at UC Medical Center (then University Hospital) in 1999. He has served in leadership roles in various operational departments, including environmental services and patient transport. Most recently, he served as senior director for support services. A graduate of Northern Kentucky University, Thomas earned a master’s degree in executive leadership and organizational change and dual bachelor’s degrees in labor relations and organizational studies.

Harold Dillow Promoted to Assistant Vice President, Supply Chain

Dillow has served at UC Health for five years as director of supply chain with responsibility for logistics/materials, sterile processing and purchasing. He previously served as director of supply chain operations & logistics at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dillow has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and lean systems certification from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago. Dillow will continue to serve at the system level in addition to joining the UC Medical Center Leadership Team.

Existing members of the UC Medical Center Leadership Team include Wiehe, Doug Chambers, assistant vice president of Facilities; Bill Konecny, senior director of Finance Operations; Jack Talbot, interim director of Human Resources; Jonathan Moulton, MD, chief of staff; Stewart Wright, MD, associate chief medical officer; and Chris Ralston, vice president of Marketing & Communications.

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