16 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. John Votto, DO, will retire Oct. 1, 2016, after 18 years as president and CEO of New Britain, Conn.-based Hospital for Special Care.

2. Paul Skowron was named permanent CEO of Clinton, Ill.-based Dr. John Warner Hospital.

3. Jeff Lingerfelt was named CEO of Geneseo, Ill.-based Hammond-Henry Hospital.

4. Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services hired Linda J. Grass as CEO of Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol, Pa.

5. Boston-based Joslin Diabetes Center named Peter Amenta, MD, PhD, president and CEO. The move came about a week after John L. Brooks III stepped down as president, CEO and member of the board of trustees at Joslin.

6. Timothy J. Walsh, president and CEO of Oak Bluffs, Mass.-based Martha's Vineyard Hospital, will retire in April.

7. Arkansas State Rep. Joe Farrer (R-Austin) resigned in protest from his job as interim CEO of Jacksonville, Ark.-based North Metro Medical Center.

8. Victoria Alexander-Lane, CEO of Bishop, Calif.-based Northern Inyo Healthcare District, is no longer at her post.

9. Tom Thompson resigned as president and CEO of Moses Lake, Wash.-based Samaritan Healthcare.

10. Robert Shroder is retiring after 13 years as president and CEO of Mercy Health's Youngstown (Ohio) Market.

11. Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls, Minn., and Elbow Lake, Minn.-based Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services announced the addition of Lawrence Blue as CEO of Prairie Ridge.

12. Two health system veterans will take the helms of several Bon Secours Richmond (Va.) Health System hospitals. Mark M. Gordon, CEO of St. Francis Medical Center in Midlothian, Va., was named CEO of three Bon Secours hospitals: Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, Va., Richmond (Va.) Community Hospital and Rappahannock General Hospital in Kilmarnock, Va. Francine Barr, vice president and COO of St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, was promoted to CEO of St. Mary's Hospital.

13. Don King, who previously served as COO of Saint Thomas Midtown and Saint Thomas West hospitals, both in Nashville, Tenn., will now become president and CEO of the two hospitals.

14. Barton Health in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., selected its CMO, Clint Purvance, MD, as the health system's new president and CEO.

15. Stone County Hospital in Wiggins, Miss., named Joan Strayham, MSN, CEO.

16. Randy Sauls, CEO of Valdosta-based South Georgia Medical Center, resigned from his post.

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