Sutter Health has named seasoned health care executive Michael J. Cohill as successor to Martin Brotman, M.D.in the role of Region President for the Sutter Health West Bay Region. Cohill will assume responsibilities in his new role effective January 1, 2012. Cohill will lead the region that spans from San Francisco to Lake County and includes four medical centers/ hospitals (CPMC; Novato Community Hospital, Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa, and Sutter Lakeside Hospital) as well as Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation and a variety of outpatient care centers. Major new hospital construction projects are either underway (Santa Rosa) or in the planning and entitlement phases (San Francisco). The region has over 8,000 employees and 1,700 affiliated physicians and allied health care professionals.