Michigan regents name interim health system head

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan Board of Regents has named former Emory University chancellor Dr. Michael M.E. Johns as interim chief of the school's health system in place of Dr. Ora Peskovitz, who's leaving June 5 after five years.

The regents approved the appointment Thursday at their meeting in Ann Arbor. The school says Johns will temporarily fill the posts of university executive vice president for medical affairs and chief executive of the University of Michigan Health System.

The system includes a 990-bed hospital complex and 40 clinical care locations, as well as the medical school with a 1,700-physician faculty group practice.

The regents also announced the receipt of a $12.5 million gift from financier A. Alfred Taubman for the school's architecture and design school, which bears his name.

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