27 recent hospital, health system executive moves

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

They're listed below, in alphabetical order, by the executive's last name.

1. Odessa, Texas-based Medical Center Health System selected Robert Abernethy as interim CEO, effective June 17.

2. Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System selected Paula Autry as president and CEO of Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Mich., effective July 15.

3. Dalton, Ga.-based Hamilton Health Care System named Andrew C. Bland, MD, vice president and CMO.

4. Corpus Christi, Texas-based Driscoll Health System named Justin Box vice president and CIO.

5. Kalispell (Mont.) Regional Healthcare selected Craig Boyer as CFO.

6. Birmingham, Ala.-based St. Vincent's Health System named Suzannah Campbell president of St. Vincent's East in Birmingham, St. Vincent's Blount in Oneonta, Ala., and St. Vincent's St. Clair in Pell City, Ala.

7. Austin, Texas-based St. David's HealthCare tapped Shari Collier to serve as CFO, effective June 12.

8. Cleveland Clinic named Teresa E. Dews, MD, president of Cleveland Clinic Euclid (Ohio) Hospital, effective July 15.

9. Lufkin, Texas-based Woodland Heights Medical Center named Drew Emery CEO of the 149-bed facility, effective July 15.

10. Ventura (Calif.) County Medical Center and the affiliated Santa Paula (Calif.) Hospital appointed John Fankhauser, MD, to serve as CEO, effective immediately.

11. Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth named Soniya Fidler president of Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

12. Mark J. Francis, president and CEO of Fruita, Colo.-based Family Health West Hospital, plans to retire in September.

13. Birmingham, Ala.-based St. Vincent's Health System has selected Andrew Gnann to serve as president of St. Vincent's Birmingham and St. Vincent's Chilton in Clanton, Ala.

14. Wheeling (W. Va.) Hospital appointed Douglass E. Harrison CEO, effective June 20.

15. San Francisco-based Dignity Health tapped David Klein, MD, as president and CEO of St. Mary's Medical Center, also in San Francisco, effective June 18.

16. Memorial Hospital at Gulfport (Miss.) selected April LaFontaine as chief administrative officer.

17. University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine named Mary Lanham chief marketing and communications officer, effective June 24.

18. Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System appointed Brandon May president of Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, in New Port Richey, Fla., effective June 17.

19. Kim Milstien, CEO of Ventura (Calif.) County Medical Center and the affiliated Santa Paula (Calif.) Hospital, will resign, effective July 12.

20. Steve Patonai, CEO of Lake Chelan (Wash.) Community Hospital, plans to retire, effective this fall.

21. Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health selected Chad Patrick as CEO of 763-bed Mission Hospital, also in Asheville, effective in mid-July.

22. Kalispell (Mont.) Regional Healthcare selected Karen Anita-Pfaff Paul to serve as chief talent and human resources officer, a newly created role.

23. Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger named Jaewon Ryu, MD, president and CEO, effective July 1.

24. St. Louis-based Ascension has tapped Daniel Stricker as president of Ascension's newly created post-acute services division, effective July 1.

25. Baton Rouge, La.-based Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System appointed Richard R. Vath, MD, president and CEO.

26. Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare named Matt Wain CEO of Emory University Hospital, Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital and Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods, effective Aug. 19.

27. Rockledge, Fla.-based Health First appointed William Walders CIO.

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