25 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. Brentwood, Tenn.-based RCCH HealthCare Partners appointed Larry Rodgers CEO of Southwestern Medical Center in Lawton, Okla.

2. Manchester, N.H.-based Elliot Health System permanently named Martha Leighton, RN, senior vice president and chief nursing officer.

3. Russell J. Hagen, CEO of Bloomington, Ill.-based Chestnut Health Systems, is retiring, effective Jan. 7, 2018.

4. Jon D. Braband, president and CEO of Glencoe (Minn.) Regional Health Services, is retiring in July 2018.

5. Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, S.C., named Charles E. Williams president and CEO, effective Dec. 11.

6. Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare appointed Steve Smoot associate COO of its specialty care group, which is focused on specialist and hospital inpatient care.

7. Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health, a 48-hospital system, added four executives to its leadership team:

●    Jennifer Settle Brown as chief legal officer
●    LaVone Arthur as chief strategy officer
●    Kristi Sherrill Hoyl as chief policy, government and community affairs officer
●    Nikki Moll as senior vice president of marketing and communications

8. Oklahoma City-based Integris Health President and CEO Bruce Lawrence plans to retire at the end of the year.

9. Chicago-based Loretto Hospital selected George Miller Jr., to serve as its new president and CEO.

10. Robert (Bob) Hemker, president and CEO of Escondido, Calif.-based Palomar Health, is retiring after nearly two decades with the organization.

11. Savannah, Ga.-based Memorial Health appointed Shayne George CEO.

12. Ocala (Fla.) Health selected Michelle Farris, BSN, RN-C, to serve as chief nursing officer for West Marion Community Hospital in Ocala.

13. Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Ky., named John Wilson COO.

14. UC Health's West Chester (Ohio) Hospital named Kathie Hays, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer permanently.

15. Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Fla., appointed Randy Currin CEO, effective Nov. 13.

16. Joplin, Mo.-based Freeman Health System selected Wesley B. Braman to serve as interim CEO at Nevada (Mo.) Regional Medical Center.

17. Topeka, Kan.-based Stormont Vail Health selected Robert O. Langland to serve as senior vice president and CFO, effective Nov. 27.

18. Vance M. Brown, MD, will no longer serve as president of Cooperstown, N.Y.-based Bassett Medical Center, but will retain his role as Cooperstown-based Bassett Healthcare Network CEO.

19. Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Fla., appointed Karen Davis, BSN, interim president and CEO, effective Dec. 31.

20. Riverview Regional Medical Center in Gadsden, Ala., named John Langlois CEO.

21. Patrick Muldoon, president of Worcester-based UMass Memorial Medical Center, will retire from his position Jan. 31, 2018, the health system announced Nov. 1.

22. Purcell (Okla.) Municipal Hospital appointed Mary Morris CFO.

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