• 13 of the 40 largest health systems named new CFOs in 2023

    Thirteen of the 40 largest health systems by number of hospitals named new CFOs or announced succession plans in 2023: 
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  • Alabama hospital names CEO

    Gadsden (Ala.) Regional Medical Center has named Mark Dooley its next CEO, effective Jan. 29. 
  • University of Rochester Medical Center names CEO

    David Linehan, MD, was named CEO of the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center, dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, and senior vice president for health sciences, effective Feb. 1.
  • Illinois hospital CEO exits

    Alex Nazarian is no longer president and CEO of Salem (Ill.) Township Hospital. 
  • Vanderbilt names hospital president

    Lee Ann Liska, chief operating officer and interim president of Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Hospital, has been selected to serve as the hospital's president.
  • Duke LifePoint hospital names CFO

    Haywood Regional Medical Center in Clyde, N.C., has named Amanda Pruitt Motley its next CFO. 
  • 35 CFO resignations in 2023

    This year has been a challenging one for hospital and health system CFOs, many of whom were tasked with finding ways to reduce costs and increase revenue to get their organizations' operating margins back to a stronger financial footing. Since January, Becker's has reported on 35 CFOs who resigned or announced plans to step down:
  • California hospital taps CEO after string of interim leaders

    John C. Fremont Healthcare District in Mariposa, Calif., has selected a CEO after a turbulent year in the C-suite. 
  • Tenet hospital names COO, CFO

    Fountain Valley (Calif.) Regional Hospital has appointed two executives to its leadership team.
  • Tennessee HCA hospital taps CFO

    Smyrna, Tenn.-based TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center has named Steve Gray CFO, according to a hospital news release posted Dec. 18 by WGNS News.
  • Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare names new CIO

    Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has named Tina Haskins Smith as its new senior vice president and chief information officer.
  • CAOs: A growing C-suite fixture

    The role of the chief administrative officer has increasingly made its way into hospital and health system C-suites, and it can look different depending on how the position aligns with the organization's structure. 
  • Florida system taps former HCA exec for C-suite role

    Richard James was appointed Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Nova Southeastern University's chief strategy and operations officer for NSU Health.
  • Texas system taps CEO

    Austin, Texas-based Central Health has named Patrick Lee, MD, its next president and CEO. 
  • Highmark Health exec resigns

    Cynthia Hundorfean — the chief living health development officer at Highmark Health and former president of its subsidiary health system Allegheny Health Network — will exit the Pittsburgh-based organization at the end of 2023. 
  • Essentia names chief medical officer

    Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health has appointed Gratia Pitcher, MD, as chief medical officer after serving in an interim capacity since October. 
  • Mississippi hospital names COO

    Dave Estorge is the permanent COO of St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Miss., part of Baton Rouge, La.-based Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System.
  • Georgia system names chief nursing officer

    Valdosta, Ga.-based SGMC Health has promoted Cherise Giddens, BSN, RN, from her current role as vice president of clinical nursing to vice president and chief nursing officer. 
  • Georgia system names leaders for physician recruitment, staff services

    Valdosta, Ga.-based SGMC Health, a four-hospital system, has appointed Jessica Busque as director of medical staff services and Julie Blodgett as director of physician recruitment. 
  • Missouri hospital welcomes new interim CFO

    Matt Untch has been named interim CFO of Excelsior Springs, Mo.-based Excelsior Springs Hospital, the Excelsior Springs Standard reported Dec. 12.