13 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

The following hospital and health system CEO moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.

1. Beverly Vilhauer was named CEO of Wishek (N.D.) Community Hospital and Clinics.

2. Robert Tyk, who has been CEO of Joshua Tree, Calif.-based Hi-Desert Medical Center since December 2013, was not offered employment by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, which took over operation of the medical center July 15.

3. Chris Howe was named assistant CEO of Commonwealth Health's Regional Hospital of Scranton (Pa.).

4. Sue Johnson-Phillippe, president and CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon, W. Va., is retiring.

5. As the sale of Denville, N.J.-based Saint Clare's Health System comes to a close, the system's president and CEO, Leslie D. Hirsch, is leaving his post to begin a new position as president of Saint Peter's Healthcare System in New Brunswick, N.J.

6. North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview, Fla., named Ronnie Daves CEO.

7. Thomas Lynch, MD, is leaving his position at Connecticut-based Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital to accept a position as chairman and CEO of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization.

8. Oconee Regional Medical Center in Milledgeville, Ga., chose Randall "Randy" Hoover as the hospital's new interim CEO.

9. Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, Ohio, appointed Unhee Kim, RN, president.

10. San Francisco-based Dignity Health realigned hospital leadership in the Sacramento, Calif., region. Michael Ricks, former president of Mercy Hospital of Folsom (Calif.), left Dignity Health. Edmundo Castañeda, former president of Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, is now president of both Mercy General Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Folsom.

11. Brian Kellar was named CEO of Page (Ariz.) Hospital, part of Phoenix-based Banner Health.

12. Barbara S. Dember, president and CEO of Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood, Ariz., resigned.

13. Richard Hammett was named president and CEO of HealthONE's Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo.

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