32 latest hospital, health system executive moves

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

1. Donald L. Jernigan, president and CEO of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, is retiring.

2. Lee Ann Liska has been named executive vice president for health affairs and CEO of Augusta (Ga.) University Medical Center, effective Aug. 22.

3. Rapid City (S.D.) Regional Hospital President Mick Gibbs resigned.

4. Jersey City (N.J.) Medical Center added Michael Prilutsky as COO.

5. The Dalles, Ore.-based Mid-Columbia Medical Center's President and CEO Duane Francis is retiring, effective Oct. 31.

6. Fall River, Mass.-based Saint Anne's Hospital named John Conlon, DO, chief medical officer.

7. Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System named John A. Ludwig president and CEO of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland, Ill.

8. Hammond, La.-based North Oaks Health System appointed Michele K. Sutton as its president and CEO, effective at the end of the year.

9. Nathan Husmann was named CFO of St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare, one of the largest physician practice management organizations in California.

10. Alameda (Calif.) Health System added Ghassan Jamaleddine, MD, as its new chief medical officer.

11. After around one month as interim CEO of Manchester, N.H.-based Elliot Health System, Gary Muller has left the post.

12. Mishawaka, Ind.-based Saint Joseph Health System named Chad W. Towner CEO, effective Oct. 14.

13. Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America appointed Heather Rohan as president of its TriStar Division, which includes 16 hospitals in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia.

14. Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., a part of Johns Hopkins Medicine, named Jacqueline Schultz president.

15. Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Calif., named Ronald Bingham COO, effective immediately.

16. Baton Rouge (La.) General/General Health System President and CEO Mark Slyter has stepped down from his roles.

17. Conemaugh Health System in Johnstown, Pa., named Steve Tucker CEO of the system, effective immediately.

18. New York City-based NYC Health + Hospitals made four appointments to its senior executive leadership team.

•    William T. Foley was named CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi in New York City
•    Alina Moran was appointed CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan in New York City
•    Maureen Pode, RN, BSN, is the new CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx in New York City
•    Christopher Roker was named the CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens in Jamaica, N.Y.

19. Knoxville, Tenn.-based Covenant Health named Neil Heatherly president and chief administrative officer of Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.

20. Jackie Somerville, PhD, RN, senior vice president of patient care services and CNO of Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital, will step down from her position Oct. 1.

21. Timothy Ranney, MD, has been named CMO of Daly City, Calif.-based Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside in Moss Beach, Calif.

22. Bay Medical Sacred Heart in Panama City, Fla., added Randy Currin as COO.

23. Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan., named James A. Cheray, MD, as chief medical officer.

24. Craig Walls, MD, PhD, is Natividad Medical Center's new chief medical officer.

25. Steven Daniel, president of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice (Texas), is stepping down from his position.

26. Logan (W.Va.) Regional Medical Center named Simon Ratliff COO.

27. Parham Doctors' Hospital in Richmond, Va., part of Hospital Corporation of America  Virginia, appointed Brian Allen as COO.

28. Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., named Angie Logan, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer.

29. Appleton, Wis.-based ThedaCare appointed its chief nursing executive Laura Reed as COO.

30. Conroe (Texas) Regional Medical Center named Reed Hammond COO.

31. Lakewood, Colo.-based Saint Anthony Hospital's CEO Jeff Brickman is leaving the post.

32. Southern Coos Health District named Jim Wathen interim director of Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center in Bandon, Ore., following former CEO Charles Johnston's termination.

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