17 latest hospital, health system CNO and CMO moves

The following 17 hospital and health system CNO and CMO moves occurred or were announced in the last four weeks, starting with the most recent.


1. Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor, Maine, chose Stuart Davidson, MD, to be its CMO.

2. Nyack (N.Y.) Hospital appointed Kathy Lunney, MSN, RN, as vice president of patient care services and CNO.

3. Jennifer Castaldo, RN, was named vice president of patient care services and CNO of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, Calif.

4. Steven Kaster, MD, was chosen to serve as CMO of Medical City McKinney (Texas).

5. Covington, Ga.-based Piedmont Newton Hospital named Jeremiah Bame, RN, as its CNO.

6. Karen Mann, RN, was selected to serve as CNO of Shoshone Medical Center in Kellogg, Idaho.

7. Arkansas Children's Northwest in Springdale appointed Robert Williams, MD, as CMO.

8. Chad Whelan, MD, CMO of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., will take over as president of the hospital, and Joshua Lee, MD, will become CMO.

9. Vickie Bessey, MSN, BSN, RN, who served as interim CNO of Riverton, Wyo.-based SageWest Health Care, will take on the position permanently.

10. Summerville (S.C.) Medical Center named Karrie Powell, MSN, RN, as CNO.

11. James Stein, MD, will become the first-ever senior vice president and CMO of Children's Hospital Los Angeles on July 1.

12. Anetra Jones, BSN, RN, now serves as CNO of two IU Health hospitals: La Porte (Ind.) Hospital and Knox, Ind.-based Starke Hospital.

13. Le Bonheur Children's Hospital selected Kathleen Seerup, BSN, RN, to be its CNO.

14. Jennifer DeBow, the CNO of Sevierville, Tenn.-based LeConte Medical Center, abruptly left her role.

15. St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif., named Eugene P. Kim, MD, as its CMO.

16. Hickory, N.C.-based Catawba Valley Medical Center chose Adina Andreu, MSN, BSN, to be its CNO. Eddie Beard, the hospital's former CNO, became the president and CEO.

17. Stephanie Whitaker, MSN, RN, will serve as CNO of Fort Smith, Ark.-based Sparks Health.

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