Wesley Medical Center announced Bill Voloch as its new CEO Thursday.
Voloch has served as the hospital’s interim CEO since January and as chief operating officer since 2013. He replaces Hugh Tappan, who was promoted to president of the South Atlantic Division for Hospital Corporation of America – Wesley’s parent company.
“He was an amazing health care leader, and he was an amazing mentor for me for the two years that I worked underneath him,” Voloch said. He added, “it will be a hard task for me to fill his shoes, but I’m sure going to try.”
Voloch was instrumental in the $28 million children’s hospital project, the Wesley EmergencyCare Network and renovations of the women’s hospital, according to a news release from Wesley.
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“It’s incredibly exciting, as a father of five kids, to be able to build a children’s hospital here in Wichita, which this community has desperately needed for many, many years,” he said.
Wesley treats about 24,000 patients each year and has 760 beds, according to the hospital’s website.
Voloch said he officially accepted the job Wednesday afternoon. As CEO, he will oversee all of Wesley’s operations in Wichita.
“We’re only going to get better,” he said. “We have work to do.”