FORT COLLINS - Elizabeth Concordia has been named president and chief executive of University of Colorado Health effective Sept. 2, replacing Rulon Stacey and Bruce Schroffel, who stepped down from the health system's leadership last fall.

Concordia comes to UCHealth from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she served as executive vice president and president of UPMC's Hospital and Community Services Division.

UCHealth has searched for eight months to find a candidate to replace Stacey and Schroffel, according to a prepared statement Tuesday.

"Liz will build on the nationally recognized quality of UCHealth while ensuring our physicians, nurses and staff have the tools they need to deliver the very best experience for our patients," Tom Downes, chief medical officer for UCHealth in Northern Colorado, said in a statement.

The UCHealth System includes not only holdings in Fort Collins and Denver, but also operations at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs and Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, Wyo. The system also operates Colorado Health Medical Group, a network of clinics and providers across the Front Range.

Bill Neff, who has served as interim president and CEO, will return to his role of UCHealth chief medical officer in September.