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

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

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

4. 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.  

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

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

7. Philadelphia-based Aria Health tapped Jack Sariego, MD, as head breast surgeon and medical director of both the breast health program and of perioperative services.

8. 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.

9. Joe B. "Bill" Putnam Jr., MD, a former long-time faculty member of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and current chairman of the department of thoracic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., was named the medical director of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, which will become operational in October.

10. Pulmonologist Ruben D. Penaranda, MD, was named chief of staff for Coral Gables, Fla.-based Doctors Hospital, part of Baptist Health South Florida.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Ill., appointed Charles Lane, MD, as its first CMO, effective Aug. 1.

14. Allentown, Pa.-based Coordinated Health appointed Linda Chen CFO.

15. Truman Medical Centers, a two-hospital system based in Kansas City, Mo., named Ruth Stricklen Pullins chief human resources officer.

16. Presence Holy Family Medical Center in Des Plaines, Ill., and Chicago-based Presence Resurrection Medical Center named Yolande Wilson-Stubbs, RN, regional COO of long-term acute care services. 

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

18. 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.

19. Chris Howe was named assistant CEO of Commonwealth Health's Regional Hospital of Scranton (Pa.).

20. Sue Johnson-Phillippe, president and CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon, W. Va., is retiring.

21. As the sale of Denville, N.J.-based Saint Clare's Health System comes to a close, the system's president and CEO, Leslie D. Hirsch, is leaving his post to begin a new position as president of Saint Peter's Healthcare System in New Brunswick, N.J.

22. North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview, Fla., named Ronnie Daves CEO.

23. Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, S.D., appointed Kevin Bray, MD, CMO.

24. Thomas Lynch, MD, is leaving his position at Connecticut-based Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital to accept a position as chairman and CEO of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization.

25. Mary Kate FitzPatrick, DNP, RN, will become CNO of Burlington-based University of Vermont Medical Center on Sept. 21. She will also be a clinical associate professor in the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences.


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