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Wesley Names Veteran Leader Bill Voloch President and CEO

Wesley Medical Center May 21, 2015

WICHITA – Wesley Medical Center has named Bill Voloch, an experienced healthcare leader with a passion for improving the patient experience, its president and CEO.

Voloch has served as Wesley’s interim CEO since January and as its chief operating officer since 2013. He was instrumental in the planning and development of the hospital’s recently announced $28 million children’s hospital, and he also led the development of the Wesley EmergencyCare Network, multiple capital projects – including a $36 million renovation of its women’s hospital – and several new patient experience initiatives.

In his new role, Voloch will oversee all of Wesley’s Wichita facilities, including its main campus, Galichia Heart Hospital, Wesley West ER & Diagnostic Center and the children’s hospital.

“I have worked with Bill for nearly 20 years, and I cannot think of a better person to lead Wesley in these exciting times,” said Sylvia Young, president and CEO of HCA’s Continental Division, which includes Wesley. “Bill’s operations background will be invaluable during the hospital’s ongoing capital upgrades, and his financial background will be beneficial as the legislative landscape continues to change, both statewide and nationally.

“But Bill’s greatest strengths are his compassion and his heart for service. In every decision he makes, he puts the patient first. And those traits make him the absolute best person to lead the incredible caregivers and support teams of the Wesley family.”

Prior to joining Wesley, Voloch served as the chief financial officer at the Medical Center of Aurora in Colorado. He began his career with HCA in 1993 with Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago.

“In each of his previous roles, Bill has always shown a willingness to listen and collaborate,” said Dr. Alex DeBaun, Wesley’s medical staff president. “Those skills will certainly help us continue to deliver the expert care and quality for which Wesley is known.”

Under his leadership, Wesley will continue to build on its strengths in women’s and children’s services, Voloch said, while also exploring new services and technologies to bring to the Wichita community.

“This is an amazing opportunity and an incredible responsibility,” Voloch said. “Wesley Medical Center is a respected institution staffed by a team that is among the finest with which I’ve ever worked. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished in the last few years, and I’m even more excited about what the future holds, both for Wesley and for the patients we are privileged to serve.”

Voloch graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, and he received his Master’s degree in business administration from Regis University. Voloch has volunteered with the Rotary Club, as a Cub Scout den leader and by working with the Multiple Sclerosis Society. He and his wife, Juli, have five children, three sons and two daughters.

“Bill and his family have been a wonderful addition to the Wichita community,” said Richard D. Smith, the vice chairman of Wesley’s board of trustees. “And Bill’s leadership has been a wonderful addition to the hospital. We are confident he will continue Wesley’s success in providing expert, quality, compassionate care to patients in Wichita and throughout the state of Kansas.”

Wesley conducted a nationwide search for a permanent CEO after Hugh Tappan, who served as Wesley’s president and CEO for more than eight years, was promoted to president of HCA’s South Atlantic Division late last year.

For more information about Wesley and its services, please visit www.wesleymc.com.

Wesley Medical Center is the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912. As a leader in Overall Recommended Care in national surveys, Wesley treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER, Galichia ER and the region’s only pediatric ER. Wesley owns and operates Galichia Heart Hospital and multiple WESLEYCare clinics, and it recently announced plans to build a dedicated children’s hospital. To learn more about Wesley Medical Center, please visit www.wesleymc.com.

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