14 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

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

1. TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn., hired Brian Marger to serve as CEO, effective June 1.

2. Oswego (N.Y.) Health selected Michael Harlovic, BSN, MSN, RN, to serve as its new president and CEO.

3. West Des Moines, Iowa-based Mercy Health Network named Bob Ritz CEO, effective July 1.

4. Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Medical Center CEO Jeff Welch is leaving his post for a new position with Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, the medical center's parent.

5. Burbank, Calif.-based Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center appointed Kelly Linden CEO.

6. Phoenix-based Banner Health named Hoyt Skabelund CEO of Sterling (Colo.) Regional MedCenter.

7. Coliseum Medical Centers in Macon, Ga., named Stephen Daugherty its permanent CEO.

8. Greensburg, Ind.-based Decatur County Memorial Hospital appointed Rex McKinney president and CEO, effective June 1.

9. Gastonia, N.C.-based CaroMont Health tapped Chris Peek to serve as permanent president and CEO, effective May 15.

10. Vivian Lee, MD, PhD, stepped down Friday from her roles as senior vice president for health sciences, medical school dean and CEO of University of Utah Health Care in Salt Lake City, after a high-profile controversy involving the director of the university's cancer center.

11. Toby Cosgrove, MD, president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, revealed plans to transition out of his executive roles later this year.

12. Lake Huron Medical Center in Port Huron, Mich., appointed Jay E. de los Reyes CEO, effective in June.

13. Whitefish, Mont.-based North Valley Hospital named Chris Thomas CEO.

14. Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health President and CEO Jim Nathan is retiring, after serving as leader of the health system for close to 36 years.

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