21 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. Bear Valley Community Healthcare District in Big Bear Lake, Calif., announced the resignation of Interim CEO Randy Simmons.

2. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Neenah named Debbie Franckowiak, PhD, as executive director.

3. Atlanta-based Emory University Hospital named Bryce Gartland, MD, CEO.

4. La Crosse, Wis.-based Gundersen Health System named Scott Rathgaber, MD, CEO, effective in September.

5. Yousuf Ahmad, former CEO of Mercy Health-Cincinnati, planned to step down July 29 from his position as senior vice president for system development for Mercy Health's Ohio and Kentucky operations and as president of the Mercy Health Behavioral Health Institute.

6. Mario Garner, EdD, was appointed as the first senior vice president and CEO of Pearland, Texas-based Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital, which is scheduled to open in 2016.

7. Belleville, Ill.-based St. Elizabeth's Hospital, an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, appointed CNO Shelley Harris, DNP, interim CEO.

8. Donald J. Mueller was named CEO of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Children's Hospital at Erlanger and vice president of Erlanger Health System.

9. Former Fairbanks (Alaska) Memorial Hospital CEO Mike Powers was named interim chancellor of University of Alaska Fairbanks.

10. Bowie (Texas) Memorial Hospital named Ernie Parisi interim CEO.

11. Will Cook was named the next president and CEO of Aurora-based University of Colorado Hospital, part of UCHealth.

12. Erik Olson was named vice president and CEO of Reno, Nev.-based Renown Regional Medical Center, part of Renown Health.

13. Simi Valley (Calif.) Hospital, part of Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health, named Jennifer Swenson president and CEO. 

14. St. Louis-based Ascension, parent organization of Nashville, Tenn.-based Saint Thomas Health, announced two leadership changes in the Tennessee Ministry. Karen Springer was named senior vice president, Ascension Health/Tennessee Ministry Market executive and president and CEO of Saint Thomas Health. Mike Schatzlein, MD, who was named Saint Thomas Health CEO in 2010 and also served as Ascension Health Ministry Market leader for Indiana and Tennessee, will take on the role of senior vice president, Ascension Health/Group Ministry operating executive.  

15. John Denbo, RN, CEO of Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Mo., is retiring at the end of this year. 

16. Margaret "Meg" McGoldrick was appointed president of Abington–Jefferson Health in Pennsylvania. 

17. Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., named both the CEO and the associate vice chancellor for population health of its adult clinical enterprise. David Posch will move from his role as CEO of Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and Clinics and executive director for the Vanderbilt Medical Group to the newly created position of associate vice chancellor for population health of VUAHC. Mitchell Edgeworth will move from his role as COO of Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics to the position of CEO of VUAHC.

18. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., named Charles W. M. Roberts, MD, PhD, executive vice president and director of the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center, the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.

19. Matthew J. Wenzel was appointed president and CEO of Kansas City, Mo.-based Saint Luke's North Hospital, part of Saint Luke's Health System.

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

21. Tenet Healthcare Western Region CEO Jeffrey Koury said 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.

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