31 latest hospital, health system executive moves

Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.

1. Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City, Kan., appointed Kerry Tirman CEO, effective July 17.

2. Carolinas HealthCare System, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., named Brian Freeman to serve as Albemarle, N.C.-based Carolinas HealthCare System Stanly president permanently.

3. St. Louis-based Ascension selected Jean Meyer, BSN, MSN, to serve in the newly established role of COO at Detroit-based Ascension Michigan, effective Aug. 1.

4. Burlington, Mass.-based Lahey Health tapped Rick Weiner, MD, as CEO and CMO of Winchester (Mass.) Hospital, effective Oct. 1.

5. New London (N.H.) Hospital, affiliated with Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock, selected Lisa Cohen to serve as CFO.

6. Medical City Dallas named Kenneth Rothfield, MD, CMO, effective Aug. 14.

7. Townshend, Vt.-based Grace Cottage Family Health and Hospital CEO Roger Allbee announced his retirement plans.

8. Faribault, Minn.-based District One Hospital President Stephen Pribyl is retiring, effective Feb. 3, 2018.

9. Waconia, Minn.-based Ridgeview Medical Center appointed Michael Phelps president and CEO.

10. McLaren Flint (Mich.) Hospital selected Binesh Patel, MD, to serve as CMO.

11. Medical City Dallas hired Joyce Soule, BSN, MSN, to serve as CNO, effective Aug. 7.

12. Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring appointed Randy Surber CEO.

13. Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Health System named Tim Hill COO.

14. UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center in Rio Rancho, N.M., selected Robb McLean, MD, as its new CMO.

15. Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System tapped Joanne Mayers, BSN, MSN, RN, to serve as CNO for its east region.

16. Richard Shewbridge, MD, will serve as Cleveland Clinic Medina (Ohio) Hospital's new president, effective July 17.

17. Manassas, Va.-based Novant Health UVA Health System named Maggie Gill CEO.

18. Canton, Ohio-based Mercy Medical Center named Paul C. Hiltz interim CEO, effective July 24.

19. A little over a year into his tenure, Rock Hill, S.C.-based Piedmont Medical Center CEO Brad Talbert is leaving for a new job in Florida.

20. Glens Falls (N.Y.) Hospital tapped Benjamin Katz, MD, to serve as vice president of medical affairs and CMO.

21. Hale Makua Health Services, based in Kahului, Hawaii, hired Scott Devore as its new CFO.

22. Fayetteville, Tenn.-based Lincoln Health System appointed Candie A. Starr CEO.

23. Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, N.Y., named Gerald R. Cayer CEO.

24. The Rocky Mount, N.C.-based Nash UNC Health Care board of commissioners removed Larry Chewning from his position as president and CEO.

25. Mission (Texas) Regional Medical Center hired Kane Dawson to lead as CEO.

26. Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health created a new office of the president and selected Peter J. McCanna to serve in the role.

27. Valdosta-based South Georgia Medical Center hired Denida A. Cox, BSN, RN, to serve as CNO.

28. Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown (Tenn.) Hospital tapped Diane Ridgway to serve as its new president.

29. Grand Coulee, Wash.-based Coulee Medical Center CEO Jonathan Owens resigned.

30. Morris County Hospital in Council Grove, Kan., announced the resignation of CEO Jim Reagan, effective Aug. 31.

31. Fond du Lac, Wis.-based St. Agnes Hospital named Katherine Vergos, BSN, RN, chief operating and nursing officer.

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