37 hospital, health system executive moves

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

1. San Antonio-based HealthTexas Medical Group named Kristi Clark, MD, president and CEO.

2. UnityPoint Health's St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, tapped Chad Markham to serve as the COO.

3. Newton (Kan.) Medical Center appointed Shelly Conrady director of marketing and communications.

4. VA New England Healthcare System in Bedford, Mass., selected Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, MD, PhD, to serve as its permanent CMO.

5. South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, N.Y., tapped Stacey A. Conklin, RN, to serve as senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer.

6. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health appointed Alex Fernandez senior vice president and CFO.

7. Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth selected Todd Salnas to serve as COO of its Oregon network, effective March 18.

8. Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Parkridge East Hospital promoted Lynn Whelan, DNP, RN, to chief nursing officer.

9. PIH Health Hospital-Whittier (Calif.) named Paulette Heitmeyer, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer.

10. Dallas-based Steward Health Care appointed Brian Dunn regional president of Utah, overseeing five hospitals.

11. St. Louis Children's Hospital selected Alexis Elward, MD, to serve as CMO.

12. Sharon (Conn.) Hospital appointed Denise George acting president, effective Feb. 4.

13. New Orleans-based LCMC Health promoted Bill Masterton to market CEO.

14. Patrick Brilliant, president and CEO of Riverside (Calif.) Community Hospital, is retiring at the end of April.

15. Sturgis (Mich.) Hospital's board has terminated CEO Rob LaBarge following job and service cuts at the facility.

16. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health Medical Center appointed Kaydance Hope director of graduate medical education.

17. Emory Johns Creek (Ga.) Hospital appointed Shawn Tritt, MD, as CMO.

18. Fishers, Ind.-based IU Health Saxony Hospital tapped Soula Banich to serve as COO and Larry Stevens, MD, to serve as CMO.

19. Lisle, Ill.-based Amita Health appointed new leaders for its Chicago Metro, Northwest and South regions, as well as its post-acute care division.

20. Dayton, Ohio-based Kettering Health Network President Roy Chew, PhD, is retiring Feb. 15.

21. Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., appointed Tad A. Gomez president, effective Feb. 25.

22. Phoenix-based Banner Health selected Deanna Wise to serve as CIO, effective Jan. 28.

23. Boston-based Partners HealthCare President and CEO David Torchiana, MD, plans to retire in April.

24. Knoxville-based University of Tennessee Medical Center selected Keith Gray, MD, to serve as senior vice president and CMO, effective March 1.

25. McLaren Greater Lansing (Mich.) tapped Deborah Leblanc, BSN, RN, to serve as chief nursing officer.

26. Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives appointed Liz Youngblood, RN, division senior vice president and COO of its Texas Division, which includes 16 hospitals.

27. Englewood, Colo.-based Craig Hospital selected Daniel Frank to serve as CFO.

28. Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System named Mary E. Lanham senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer.

29. Eileen Whalen, RN, president of University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, is retiring in June.

30. AdventHealth Orlando (Fla.) appointed Brett Spenst CEO, effective in March.

31. Canopy Health, a healthcare alliance comprising 18 hospitals across the San Francisco Bay Area, named Mike Robinson CEO.

32. Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee (Okla.) selected Michele Keeling to serve as vice president and administrator.

33. Phoenix-based Abrazo Community Health Network tapped Christina Oh to serve as CEO of Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear, Ariz.

34. St. Joseph's Hospital-South in Riverview, Fla., part of Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System, appointed Philip Minden president.

35. Little Rock, Ark.-based Baptist Health selected Brent Beaulieu to serve as senior vice president and CFO.

36. Santa Rosa, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health-Sonoma County CEO Todd Salnas is stepping down, effective March 1.

37. Valdosta-based South Georgia Medical Center dropped the "interim" from CEO Bill Forbes' title.

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