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December 22, 2017 (Cleveland)

The Center & CHAMPS Launching Search Upon CEO’s Departure



Timothy L. Jarm stepped down from his position as president and CEO of The Center for Health Affairs and CHAMPS Healthcare on Friday, Dec. 22. Phil Mazanec, The Center’s chief operating officer and a 39-year veteran of the organization, will take over as interim president and CEO. A nationwide search for the next president and CEO will begin immediately.

“We appreciate Tim’s service over the past year,” said Heidi L. Gartland, chair of The Center for Health Affairs' Board. "The Board and Jarm reached the mutual realization that they had a fundamental difference of opinion on how to move the organization forward, and it was jointly decided that Jarm would leave the organization."

Gartland also acknowledged that it is a sudden change, as Jarm began as CEO on Jan. 30, 2017. “A change in leadership is always challenging,” Gartland said, “but we’re thrilled that we have in place leadership and staff with the kind of experience and expertise to make this a seamless transition.”

Mazanec joined The Center for Health Affairs in 1979 as director of pension services and moved rapidly through the ranks, becoming chief operating officer in 2003. As COO, Mazanec oversaw CHAMPS Oncology, a national leader in providing cancer program and management services and part of CHAMPS Healthcare, The Center’s business affiliate. He was also responsible for the organization’s human resources, information technology and data resource functions. 

Mazanec earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Kent State University and later attended the University of Notre Dame and Gannon University to earn his Master of Business Administration. Mazanec also has his postgraduate certificate in healthcare administration from George Washington University.

“Phil has been a tremendous asset to The Center over the past 39 years and instrumental to our success,” Gartland said. “We are confident in his ability to lead the organization through this transition.”

For more information regarding Jarm's departure as president and CEO of The Center & CHAMPS contact:

Heidi L. Gartland
Chair, The Center for Health Affairs Board of Directors
216.844.3985
Heidi.Gartland@UHhospitals.org