22 latest hospital, health system executive moves

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

1. Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health President and CEO Ruth Brinkley is leaving her post, effective July 14.

2. West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health appointed Arthur Nizza executive vice president and COO.

3. Berlin-based Central Vermont Medical Center, part of The University of Vermont Health Network, selected Anna T. Noonan, BSN, RN, to serve as president and COO.

4. Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health appointed Cindy Donohoe executive vice president and chief marketing officer, a new role in which she will lead marketing efforts across the entire organization.

5. Lovelace Regional Hospital in Roswell, N.M., appointed Heather Harper CEO.

6. Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives selected Matt Grimshaw to serve as market CEO of Steubenville, Ohio-based CHI Trinity Health System, effective July 31.

7. South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, named Margaret McKenzie, MD, president.

8. Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital named Michael E. Kelly, MD, PhD, chief research officer, leading the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute and overseeing research activities across Akron Children's.

9. Cortland (N.Y.) Regional Medical Center appointed Russell Firman, MD, its new CMO.

10. Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner, Iowa, selected Steve Slessor to serve as interim CEO for a six-month period.

11. Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, La., tapped Jeremy Tinnerello, MSN, to lead as CEO.

12. St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare named Matthew Modica its first-ever chief information security officer, effective June 12.

13. Stone County Hospital in Wiggins, Miss., tapped David Northington, DO, to serve as CMO.

14. Less than one month after resigning from his post as Concord-based New Hampshire Hospital CEO, Bob MacLeod has started working at a state nursing home for patients with developmental disabilities.

15. Chippewa County-Montevideo (Minn.) Hospital selected Chuck Bruhn as interim CEO.

16. San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare appointed Staci Dickerson senior vice president and CFO.

17. Waukegan, Ill.-based Vista Health System appointed Norman F. Stephens interim CEO, following Barbara Martin's abrupt departure from the role last week.

18. Canton-Potsdam (N.Y.) Hospital hired Eric R. Burch as COO.

19. Irving, Texas-based Christus Health tapped Justin Doss to serve as market president of Corpus Christi, Texas-based Christus Spohn Health System.

20. Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City, Kan., selected Jerry Dooley to serve as interim CEO.

21. Lovelace Westside Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M., named Amy Blasing CEO.

22. Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolinas HealthCare System CFO Greg Gombar is retiring at the end of 2017.

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