Hospital and Health System Executive Moves (Sept/Oct 2012)

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Steven P. Boyle, CEO of Albany, N.Y.-based St. Peter’s Health Partners, will retire Oct. 1 after 24 years of executive leadership within the system.

Rockledge, Fla.-based Wuesthoff Health System named Tim Cerullo as CEO of Wuesthoff Medical Center-Rockledge.

Carolinas Hospital System in Florence, S.C., named Darcy Craven as CEO.

The Denver Health and Hospital Authority board has named Arthur Gonzalez to succeed Patricia Gabow, PhD, as CEO of Denver Health.

Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, named Edward Hannon CEO.

Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau, Alaska, has named Christine Harff as CEO.

St. Luke’s Sugar Land (Texas) Hospital named Robert Heifner CEO effective July 9.

Jeffrey Hillebrand, COO of Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem, retired from his position to launch a healthcare consulting firm.

Catherine Jacobson assumed the role of president and CEO of Milwaukee- based Froedtert Health.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., announced that Michael Jellinek, MD, will step down as president.

Northern Berkshire Healthcare in North Adams, Mass., named Timothy Jones as president and CEO.

Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare named Helen Lidholm, MBA, as CEO of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev.

OhioHealth in Columbus announced that Greg Long will be the president and CEO of O’Bleness Health System in Athens, Ohio.

Plano, Texas-based LHP Hospital Group and Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center named Chad Melton as CEO of HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood, N.J.

Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington, Mo., and Franklin, Tenn.-based Capella Healthcare — of which MARMC is a part — named Lynn Mergen as CEO.

Jim Meyer, CEO of MedCentral Health System in Mansfield, Ohio, and its predecessor Mansfield (Ohio) General Hospital, retired.

After seven months as president and CEO of Bozeman (Mont.) Deaconess Hospital, Stan Moser resigned.

New York City-based Richmond University Medical Center CEO Richard Murphy stepped down to serve as president and CEO of South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, N.Y.

Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare named Bockhi Park as CEO of Sherman Oaks Hospital and Encino Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles.

HighPoint Health System in Gallatin, Tenn., named Susan Peach, BSN, MBA, as CEO.

Newman Regional Health in Emporia, Kan., named John Rossfeld named as interim CEO.

Valinda Rutledge was named president of Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky., and leader of parent company KentuckyOne Health’s Louisville market.

Amarillo, Texas-based Northwest Texas Healthcare System CEO Kyle Sanders announced his resignation.

The Tulare (Calif.) Local Healthcare District board of directors named Kevin Shimamoto as interim CEO of Tulare Regional Medical Center.

Tommy Smith, president and CEO of Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Healthcare System, intends to retire next April.

Thompson Health in Canandaigua, N.Y., named Michael Stapleton president and CEO.

Coastal Carolina Hospital in Jasper, S.C., which is owned by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, named Brad S. Talbert as CEO.

Community Hospital Anderson (Ind.) named Beth Tharp as president and CEO.

Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City, Fla., named Carlton Ulmer as CEO.

Western Arizona Regional Medical Center in Bullhead City, Ariz., named Alex Villa as CEO.

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