New Executive Director Named At UM C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital: Paul A. King, who has successfully led a large, Los Angeles-based pediatric group practice for the past eight years, has been selected as the new executive director of the University of Michigan’s top-ranked C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. King is a senior executive at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. King, who has nearly 30 years’ experience as a health care executive, will take his new post in August as the leader of the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital was ranked 8th best in the nation this year by Parents magazine. He is currently CEO of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group and president and chief executive officer of the Pediatric Management Group, its management services organization. King also serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a 365-bed pediatric academic medical center in Los Angeles, where the 550-physician Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group is based. King also has held senior management positions with the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Group, a large private practice of orthopaedic surgeons in Los Angeles; the Samaritan Physicians Center in Phoenix, Arizona; the Mayo Clinic, initially in Rochester, Minn., and then subsequently in Scottsdale, Ariz. King holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from the University of Nebraska, at Lincoln; and a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. King also is certified as a medical practice executive. C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital has a capacity of 348 beds in the 1.1 million square foot facility that opened in December 2011. According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is among the best children’s hospitals in the country in pediatric specialties and is the only hospital in Michigan ranked in all 10 specialties evaluated. The University of Michigan was ranked 7th in the nation for Women’s Health in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Medical Schools ranking. In 2012, approximately 9,000 inpatient visits, 21,000 emergency department visits, 290,000 outpatient visits took place at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and 3,800 births happened at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital.