28 recent hospital, health system executive moves

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

1. Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Fla., has tapped Becky Baute, RN, to serve as chief nursing officer.

2. Venice (Fla.) Regional Bayfront Health named Carole Beauchamp, RN, chief quality officer.

3. The Woman's Hospital of Texas in Houston has selected Cindy Celnik, MD, to serve as CMO, effective Nov. 11.

4. Seleem Choudhury, DNP, RN, resigned as president and COO of Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, Vt., after reports indicated that he plagiarized weekly emails to staff.

5. Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network appointed Jeffrey Cohen, MD, chief physician executive, community health and innovation, a newly created role.

6. Daniel Eichenberger, MD, president of Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Ind., is resigning to become a healthcare consultant.

7. Ken Finch, president and CEO for Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South, is retiring, effective Dec. 31.

8. Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, Ill., appointed Kevin Fowler CFO, effective Sept. 30.

9. Gene Green, MD, the suspended president and CEO of South Shore Health in South Weymouth, Mass., will not be returning to the role.

10. Anacortes, Wash.-based Island Hospital has appointed Charles T. Hall CEO, effective Nov. 11.

11. Lexington, Ky.-based Appalachian Regional Healthcare tapped Tim Hatfield to serve as community CEO of the Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky.

12. Cleveland-based MetroHealth System appointed Julie Jacono senior vice president and chief strategy officer.

13. Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, Vt., brought back former President Fred Kniffin, MD, to serve as its interim leader.

14. Mercy Health-Cincinnati has tapped Shane Knisley to serve as the president of Clermont Hospital in Batavia, Ohio, effective Oct. 28.

15. New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System selected Fernis LeBlanc to serve as CEO of Ochsner St. Mary in Morgan City, La.

16. St. Louis-based Ascension appointed Michael McBride regional president and COO at Ascension St. John in Tulsa, Okla.

17. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston named Veronica Martin DNP, RN, chief nursing officer.

18. Phoenix VA Health Care System's director RimaAnn Nelson, RN, is stepping down for a different position within the Veterans Health Administration.

19. David Parda, MD, will become president of Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

20. Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network has appointed Joseph Patruno, MD, chief wellness officer.

21. Todd Plimpton, CEO of Portola, Calif.-based Eastern Plumas Health Care, is taking a 30-day leave of absence.

22. St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho, has tapped Mike Poore to serve as interim CEO.

23. Helen Newberry (Mich.) Joy Hospital has selected Wendy Rautio to serve as CFO.

24. Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare named Brendan Strong CFO of the Massachusetts market.

25. Texas Health Hospital Mansfield appointed Kristen Sutton vice president and chief nursing officer.

26. Jim Watson, president and CEO of Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, N.Y., plans to retire in February 2020.

27. Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper, Ala., has selected Christy Wilson to serve as CFO.

28. Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Saint Joseph Mercy Health System has selected Karla Zarb, RN, as CNO of two facilities.

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