18 latest hospital, health system executive moves

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

1. Anthony "Tony" Spezia, president and CEO of Knoxville, Tenn.-based Covenant Health, will step out of his role March 31 to take on a new role as CEO emeritus.

2. Kendall Sawa, RN, CEO of Ilwaco, Wash.-based Ocean Beach Hospital, is leaving his post to take a new job as CEO of Providence Seaside Hospital in Seaside, Ore.

3. St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., named Gabrielle Finley-Hazle CEO.

4. Bakersfield (Calif.) Heart Hospital appointed Michelle Oxford president and CEO.

5. Boston-based Steward Health Care System appointed Deborah Bitsoli president of Morton Hospital in Taunton, Mass. 

6. A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta, N.Y., named Jeff Joyner president.

7. Mercy Clinic-West, which operates 82 clinics throughout Oklahoma, has two new leaders. C. Kevin Goodwin serves as COO of Mercy Clinic in Oklahoma. Jesse Campbell, MD, was named chief administrative officer of Mercy Clinic in Oklahoma.

8. As of Dec. 1, Richard Lofgren, MD, CEO of Cincinnati-based UC Health, will be the only CEO leading the health system.

9. Northwest Florida Healthcare named Michael Kozar CEO of Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Fla.

10. Terri Day, president of Dayton, Ohio-based Kettering Health Network, is stepping down as the system reshuffles its leadership. Here are five things to know about Ms. Day and the reshuffling.

11. Dana Gilbert was selected as chief strategy and population health officer at Chicago-based Presence Health.

12. Barry Katzen, MD, was named chief medical executive of the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Coral Gables-based Baptist Health South Florida.

13. Shands Live Oak (Fla.) Regional Medical Center named Heath Evans CEO.

14. Granite City, Ill.-based Gateway Regional Medical Center appointed James Stanley assistant CEO.

15. Kimberly Lumia, president and CEO of Sharon (Conn.) Hospital, was replaced. 

16. Stillwater (Okla.) Medical Center named Denise Webber CEO.

17. Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health, a member of St. Louis-based Ascension Health, named Tom VanOsdol, president of the St. Vincent Anderson Northeast Region, as the new COO of clinically integrated systems of care for St. Vincent's HealthCare in Jacksonville, Fla.

18. Melbourne, Fla.-based Wuesthoff Health System named CEOs for two of its medical centers. Ron Gicca was named CEO of Wuesthoff Medical Center – Melbourne. Gary Malaer was named CEO of Wuesthoff Medical Center – Rockledge (Fla.).

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