Wesley Healthcare November 20, 2014

WICHITA – Wesley Medical Center has named Bill Voloch, an innovative healthcare leader with more than 14 years’ experience in hospital management, its interim CEO.

Voloch has served as Wesley’s chief operations officer since 2013, and he has been instrumental in 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.

Wesley is conducting a nationwide search for a permanent CEO after Hugh Tappan, who served as Wesley’s president and CEO for more than eight years, was recently promoted to president of HCA’s South Atlantic Division. HCA is the parent company of Wesley.

“It has been amazing to watch the expert care our dedicated physicians, nurses and other medical professionals deliver every day, and I’m honored to help lead this incredible team into the future,” Voloch said. “I’m looking forward to this challenge, but my priorities for Wesley won’t change – we are going to continue to deliver an outstanding patient experience and unmatched quality of care.”

In his chief operations officer role, Voloch oversees emergency department and oncology operations, as well as patient experience initiatives. He also manages facilities and support services.

“Bill is a remarkable leader who has already made a significant impact on Wesley and the patients we serve,” Tappan said. “He has a true heart for service, and I am confident we are putting this invaluable community resource in excellent hands.”

Prior to joining Wesley, Voloch served as the chief financial officer at the Medical Center of Aurora in Colorado. He also served in an interim CEO capacity there. And prior to joining HCA, he was employed at Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago. 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.

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 rankings, 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 and Galichia ER. Wesley owns and operates Galichia Heart Hospital, WESLEYCare Clinics and the Pediatric Center of Kansas. To learn more about Wesley Medical Center, please visit www.wesleymc.com.