A new chief executive has been announced for a London integrated care organisation.
Yi Mien Koh will head Whittington Health from 28 March when it is officially created from the combination of the Whittington Hospital Trust and the provider arms of Islington and Haringey primary care trusts.
She will replace Rob Larkman, who has been on secondment in the role for the past 18 months.
He will be moving to a role at NHS London.
Yi Mien, a consultant in public health, comes to the role from NHS Hillingdon where she was chief executive.
The primary care trust is part of the north-west London sector and now has Robert Creighton as joint chief executive for Hillingdon along with NHS Hounslow and NHS Ealing.
NHS London’s challenged trust board last year bailed out NHS Hillingdon with £19m, the strategic health authority said.
Dr Koh has worked previously as programme director for clinical benchmarking, medical director and director of public health and has an MBA from the City University Business School.
She is also a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
She said: “I am delighted to be appointed the first chief executive of Whittington Health and look forward to working together with everyone to deliver an integrated care model to our local community that is the best in the world”.
Whittington Health’s chair Joe Liddane said: “I am delighted that Yi Mien Koh has been appointed as Whittington Health’s first chief executive, she has a very impressive background in public health, as a clinician and a manager.
“We are eager to work with Yi Mien to make Whittington Health a long-term success as we look to improve healthcare provision to the local population. On the same note I would like to thank Rob Larkman for his work in steering The Whittington Hospital to this juncture. His excellent management of The Whittington has been valuable throughout the period of change”.