25 recent hospital, health system executive moves

Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week:

1. Mercy Health St. Mary's in Grand Rapids, Mich., appointed Matt Biersack, MD, to CMO, succeeding David Baumgartner, MD, who will retire Aug. 30.

2. Bear Lake Memorial Hospital in Montpelier, Idaho, has appointed Michael Blauer administrator/CEO, effective Sept. 1.

3. University of Cincinnati Health appointed Beverly Bokovitz, DNP, RN, its first chief nursing executive.

4. Ericka Brown, MD, COO of Houston-based Harris Health System, is no longer employed by the system.

5. Dick Brvenik, president and CEO of Carteret Health Care in Morehead City, N.C., plans to retire in February 2020.

6. Blain Claypool, CEO of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho, will resign, effective Sept. 27.

7. Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber, Pa., has selected David Csikos, MD, to serve as CMO.

8. Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas, Wyo., has selected Matt Dammeyer to serve as CEO, effective Sept. 30.

9. The Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, Ga., named Ronald E. Dean CEO, who will oversee South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, its campuses and affiliates.

10. The board of Sheridan (Mich.) Community Hospital fired CEO Randy Flechsig.

11. Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach, Va., named Paul Gaden president.

12. Memorial Hospital at Gulfport (Miss.) has tapped Mark A. Gilbert, MD, to serve as CMO.

13. Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has selected Heather Havericak, RN, to serve as CEO.

14. Andalusia (Ala.) Health has tapped Clint Kendall to serve as CEO, effective Sept. 30.

15. IU Health Bedford (Ind.) Hospital has tapped Amy Little, DNP, RN, to serve as vice president and chief nursing officer.

16. Children's Minnesota, a pediatric health system based in Minneapolis, has tapped Brenda McCormick to serve as senior vice president of finance and CFO.

17. Maywood, Ill.-based Loyola Medicine, a three-hospital system, named Peggy Norton-Rosko, DNP, regional chief nursing officer, effective Sept. 9.

18. John O'Brien, CEO of Manning (Iowa) Regional Healthcare Center, is retiring, effective Sept. 1.

19. Michael O'Keefe, CEO of Redfield, S.D.-based Community Memorial Hospital, was ousted by the city council.

20. Children's Minnesota, a pediatric health system based in Minneapolis, appointed Jennifer Soderholm chief development officer and president of the Children's Minnesota Foundation.

21. St. Louis-based Ascension has tapped Christann Vasquez to be COO of Ascension Texas, effective Sept. 1.

22. Will Wagnon, CEO of three HCA Virginia facilities, stepped down Aug. 23.

23. Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge, Ga., has selected William Watkins, MD, to serve as CMO.

24. Mercy Hospital Washington (Mo.) appointed Bethany Westlake chief nursing officer.

25. Lexington, Ky.-based CHI Saint Joseph Health appointed John C. Yanes president of Saint Joseph London (Ky.) and Saint Joseph Berea (Ky.), effective Sept. 9.

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