New Tri-City Medical Center CEO Steve Dietlin.

Tri-City Medical Center has a new CEO this week with the appointment of its top financial officer to take over the 397-bed hospital in Oceanside.

“The Board of the Tri-City Healthcare District has chosen a 25-year healthcare executive, Steve Dietlin, our current chief fnancial officer for the past three years, as the permanent chief executive officer,” said board chair Jim Dagostino in a statement released Friday.

Former CEO Tim Moran is leaving after two years. No reason for the change was given.

The SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West union, which represents 800 workers at the hospital, said Moran was forced out by the board.

Dagostino praised Dietlin for the hospital’s 2014 financial turnaround and other strategic accomplishments, including a partnership with UC San Diego Health.

“The board believes that Mr. Dietlin has proven to be an effective leader who possesses the necessary skills, fiscal discipline and operational mindset,” Dagostino said.

Dietlin was recently named CFO of the Year in the large nonprofit category by the San Diego Business Journal.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.