New Executive Leadership Announced as Northern Nevada Health System Expands to Serve Greater Reno-Sparks Area

Monday, March 2, 2020
Alan Olive and Helen Lidholm

Effective March 2, Helen Lidholm, BSN, MBA, will join Northern Nevada Medical Center as CEO. She succeeds Alan Olive, MPH, MHA, who has been named CEO of the new Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center, which is currently under construction and projected to open in 2022. Lidholm and Olive will lead the strategic approach and operations of their respective hospitals and work together to coordinate care delivery across the greater Reno-Sparks area.

“We are deeply invested in supporting growth in the region and maintaining our commitment to patient choice and access,” said Karla Perez, Regional Vice President of Universal Health Services, the hospitals’ parent company. “Northern Nevada Medical Center is a nationally recognized hospital and we look forward to offering a robust health system that is the preferred provider delivering top-rated care to our patients.”

Learn more about the new Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center.

Lidholm served most recently as CEO of Saint Mary’s Health Network in Reno for eight years after five years as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this she held senior positions in healthcare administration, including nine years at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles and six years at California Hospital Medical Center with a stint of healthcare management consulting in between. A native of Sweden, she earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Malmo Municipal University in Sweden and her Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Olive has over 20 years of healthcare leadership experience, specializing in integrated health systems, health plan partnerships and physician relations. He served as CEO of Northern Nevada Medical Center starting in 2013. He was previously an executive with Providence Health and Services in Portland, Oregon and MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas. Olive earned his Bachelor of Science in sociology from Brigham Young University and a Master of Public Health - Hospital Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration from Loma Linda University.