Atrium Medical Center will have new leadership at the start of 2019.
Dr. Keith Bricking will succeed Mike Uhl as president of the hospital on Jan. 1. He is the first physician to lead a Premier Health hospital in the system’s 23-year history.
Uhl, who has served as Atrium’s president since January 2017, is being promoted to president of Miami Valley Hospital.
Bricking’s medical training and experience are in emergency medicine. Since joining Premier Health in 2005, he has served in many leadership roles within the health system, including president of the Miami Valley Hospital medical staff and medical director of that hospital’s emergency medicine department.
“Dr. Bricking has an unwavering commitment to quality and compassionate care, and is a force for teamwork and collaboration,” said Mike Maiberger, Premier Health executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Maiberger has been temporarily serving as Miami Valley Hospital president during the transition of services to that hospital from Good Samaritan Hospital.
Bricking earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in health care from Wright State University’s Raj Soin College of Business. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Northern Kentucky University, completing his residency at Indiana University.
Premier, with $1.7 billion in revenue, is the largest private employer in the region. Besides Atrium Medical Center and Miami Valley Hospital, it also operates Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy and a large physician and outpatient network.
Uhl joined Premier Health in January 2014 as system vice president of operations innovation before advancing to the chief operating officer position at Atrium.