Barbara Johnson, a system vice president and Premier Health’s chief human resource officer, has been selected as the health system’s next executive vice president and chief operating officer. CONTRIBUTED

Premier Health names new chief operating officer

Premier Health named Barbara Johnson, currently chief human resource officer, as the next executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Johnson will be the second highest ranking executive at Premier Health, which is the largest private employer in the region and operates Miami Valley Hospital, Atrium Medical Center and Upper Valley Medical Center. Dayton-based Premier had $1.8 billion in revenue for 2018 and the equivalent of about 12,200 full-time employees as of November.

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Johnson takes over for Mike Maiberger, who is retiring from his post Aug. 16 after 27 years with Premier Health.

Premier said in a statement that Johnson has served Premier Health in various executive roles since joining the organization in 2003, including serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Miami Valley Hospital, and before that, as vice president of operations at Good Samaritan Hospital.

“Barb brings a wealth of knowledge and skill about the many facets of organizational strategy and structure,” Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of Premier Health, said in a statement. “Barb combines a strong, mission-driven foundation with her approach to work and her interactions with others. She blends solid business acumen with an abiding commitment to the organization, the people who work and volunteer at Premier Health, and to the communities we serve.”

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Johnson’s also is on the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board, chairs the Ohio Diversity Council State Board of Directors and the National Conference for Community and Justice of Greater Dayton. Johnson also is a member of the onMain board, the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Advisory Group, the American Heart Association “Go Red for Women,” and the Greater Dayton 5K Heart Walk/Run “Thousandaire Club.” A member of the Affiliate Chapter of a Special Wish Foundation Advisory Board, she served as co-chair of the 2019 African-American Wellness Walk.

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