From news releases, September 29, 2015:    A new administrator and a chief medical officer have been appointed at the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH). The 250-bed specialized hospital is licensed separately from the Loma Linda University Medical Center, the Adventist health science university’s primary healthcare institution. It has about 135,000 patients each year.

Scott Perryman has been named administrator and senior vice president of LLUCH, coming to Loma Linda from Dallas, Texas, where he has been vice president for operations and strategic planning at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. Richard E. Chinnock has been appointed chief medical officer of LLUCH where he has been physician-in-chief since August 2003.

Before he worked at the Dallas children’s hospital, Perryman served as senior vice president for finance at Community Hospital Corporation of Plano (Texas) and a senior vice president at Argyle Solutions in Irving (Texas). Earlier he was assistant executive director for Scott and White Health System in Temple (Texas) and finance director for Duke University Health System in Durham, North Carolina. He earned an MBA degree at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Chinnock has been affiliated with LLUCH since 1989. He served as director of the pediatric residency, overseeing post-graduate training in pediatrics, and in 1990 added the additional responsibilities of director of the pediatric heart transplant program. In 2003 he also became chair of the pediatrics department in the School of Medicine at LLU where he is a professor.

An alumnus of LLU, Chinnock earned his MD degree in the School of Medicine there. He also has a master’s in health care management from the School of Public Health at Harvard University.