30 Recent Hospital Industry Executive Moves

Here is a list of 30 hospital, health system and health organization executive moves that took place during the second half of Sept. 2010.

Florida-based Jackson Health System named Mark Knight CFO.

Kenneth Cochran, CEO of Cibola General Hospital in Grants, N.M., announced that he will resign effective Nov. 1.

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System announced the promotion of Craig Cordola to CEO of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation named Eric Evans as CEO of Lake Pointe Health Network in Rowlett, Texas.

Saint Thomas Health Services named Dawn Rudolph CEO of Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.

Gary Kaatz, president and CEO of Rockford Health System, was elected chair of the Illinois Hospital Association's 2011 board of trustees.

Gladys George, the longtime president and CEO of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, announced she will retire at the end of the year after 20 years leading the hospital.

Nantucket (Mass.) Cottage Hospital named Margot Hartmann, MD, president and CEO.

Kevin Haughney, CEO of Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga, N.Y., stepped down.

The McKenna System in New Braunfels, Texas, announced that CEO Tim Brierty will resign from the leadership position in October.

Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio, named Tom DeBord as president of Summa Barberton (Ohio) and Summa Wadsworth-Rittman (Ohio) hospitals.

Sharon (Conn.) Hospital named Kimberly A. Lumia, the hospital's chief nursing officer, as president and CEO.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Wellesley, Mass., named Roberta Herman, MD, as COO.

Mercy Hospital Anderson in Cincinnati named Gyasi Chisley as its new COO.

The board of hospital trustees of the city of Needles, Calif., approved hiring Mark Uffer, former county administrative officer, as the new CEO of Colorado River Medical Center in Needles.

Molly Sandvig, executive director of Physician Hospitals of America, said she will leave her position to become COO of Joint Replacement Hospitals of America, a new for-profit company developing knee- and hip-replacement hospitals to be run by physicians.

Kevin B. Churchwell, MD, was named CEO of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del.

Mitch Katz, the current director of San Francisco's public health department, said he plans to leave the city at the beginning of 2011 to become health director for Los Angeles County.

University of Cincinnati Health named W. Brian Gibler, MD, as president and CEO of University Hospital in Cincinnati, as well as senior vice president of UC Health.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation appointed Carolyn Jackson as CEO of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass., chose Howard R. Grant, MD, as the hospital's next president and CEO.

Indiana's Clarian Health named Philip M. Dulberger, MD, as CEO and CMO for Clarian Saxony Medical Center, currently under construction in Fishers, Ind.

Hospital Corporation of America named Greg Caples COO of Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn.

Silverton (Ore.) Hospital named Rick Cagen as its new vice president and administrator.

Alvin R. Lawson, JD, CEO of Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W. Va., announced he will leave the hospital to accept a job with HealthSouth Western Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in Parkersburg, W. Va.

Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Medical Center named Elaine Thompson president.

Larry Dodds, executive vice president and COO of Adventist Health, headquartered in Roseville, Calif., announced he will retire in May after almost 40 years with the health system.

Beaufort Regional Health Systems in Washington, N.C., named Richard A. Reif interim CFO.

Providence Tarzana (Calif.) Medical Center named Phyllis Bushart as the hospital's new COO and CNO.

West Chester (Ohio) Hospital named Kevin Joseph, MD, as its new CEO, making permanent the role of interim CEO he has filled since May.

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