24 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. Merit Health River Region in Vicksburg, Miss., is dropping the 'interim' from CEO Benjamin Richaud title.

2. Hutchinson (Kan.) Regional Healthcare System appointed Wes Hoyt COO.

3. ProMedica Defiance (Ohio) Regional Hospital named Neeraj Kanwal, MD, interim president.

4. Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health's Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer Andy Sears is retiring, effective March 1, 2017.

5. Boca Raton Regional Hospital appointed Cristina Mata, MD, as its new vice president and CMO.

6. Houston-based Hospital Corporation of America Gulf Coast Division named Jim Brown chief development officer.

7. Fort Lauderdale-based Hospital Corporation of America East Florida appointed Joseph D. Melchiode CEO of Mercy Hospital in Miami, a campus of Plantation General Hospital.

8. Mountain View Regional Hospital in Casper, Wyo., tapped Renee Schroyer to serve as CEO.

9. Sutter Lakeside Hospital in Lakeport, Calif., selected Dan Peterson to serve as its new chief administrative officer.

10. Greenwich (Conn.) Hospital appointed Anna Cerra, RN, DNP, vice president of patient care services and CNO.

11. Skiff Medical Center in Newton, Iowa, tapped Laurie Conner to serve as its permanent president, effective March 19, 2017.

12. Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, appointed David Shimp CEO.

13. St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, Ind., named Leo Correa CEO.

14. North Platte, Neb.-based Great Plains Health named Barb Petersen, MSN, RN, chief quality officer.

15. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., selected Julie Freischlag, MD, as its new president and CEO, effective April 2017.

16. St. Louis-based SSM Health tapped Laura Kaiser to serve as president and CEO, effective May 1, 2017.

17. Pontiac, Mich.-based McLaren Oakland appointed Barton P. Buxton president and CEO, effective Feb. 20, 2017.

18. Paris (Texas) Regional Medical Center, a part of Brentwood, Texas-based RCCH HealthCare Partners, named Steve Hyde CEO.

19. Baton Rouge (La.) General/General Health System appointed Edgardo Tenreiro permanent CEO.

20. Baltimore-based Saint Agnes Healthcare tapped Nancy Hammond, MD, to serve as CMO.

21. North Platte, Neb.-based Great Plains Health appointed Tamara Martin-Linnard, MSN, BSN, chief clinical officer.

22. Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Del., hired Drewry Nash Fennell as chief officer of strategic communication and development.

23. Crowley, La.-based Acadia General Hospital CEO Don Trexler is leaving his post, effective March 24, 2017.

24. Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Fla., appointed James Platt interim CEO.

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