68 hospital, health system executive moves in August

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

1. Jacksonville, Fla.-based St. Vincent's HealthCare named Michael Schatzlein, MD, CEO, effective Sept. 8.

2. Phoenix-based Banner Health named new CFOs to serve at four of its Arizona campuses. Derek Lythgoe will serve Banner Baywood Medical Center and Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa; Cheryl Tong will serve Banner Desert Medical Center and Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa; Thomas Matenaer will serve Banner Gateway Medical Center and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert; and Darcy Robertson will serve Banner Payson Medical Center. 

3. UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, named Tim Ahlers COO.

4. Moab (Utah) Regional Hospital named Jennifer Sadoff CEO. 

5. Brunswick-based Southeast Georgia Health System appointed Michael D. Scherneck as its new permanent president and CEO.

6. Brian Herwig, CEO of Estes Park (Colo.) Medical Center, submitted his resignation.

7. Leonard Hernandez, president and CEO of Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington, Kan., is leaving the organization to become CEO of Burlington, Kan.-based Coffey Health System.

8. Bill Sugg, president and CEO of Ord, Neb.-based Valley County Health System, resigned following an investigation that revealed allegations of harassment and conflicts of interest.

9. The Ohio State University in Columbus has appointed Mark Larmore as CFO of its Wexner Medical Center.

10. Frank V. Sacco, president and CEO of Hollywood, Fla.-based Memorial Healthcare System, is retiring, effective Feb. 29, 2016.

11. King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services, the parent company of South Texas Health System in Edinburg, hired John Doyle as a new CFO to oversee nine Texas medical facilities, including six local hospitals.

12. Patty Maysent was appointed interim CEO of UC San Diego Health.

13. Jeffrey Shelton was named CEO of Sterling (Colo.) Regional MedCenter.

14. Aileen Chandler, MSN, RN, was named interim CEO of Ogallala (Neb.) Community Hospital.

15. Brenda Qualls, CFO of Oconee Regional Medical Center in Milledgeville, Ga., is resigning.

16. Shelly Harris will serve as acting CEO of the Indian Health Service's hospital in Winnebago, Neb. 

17. Rome (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital President and CEO Basil J. Ariglio, who is known as

"Buzz," resigned Aug. 18 after 23 years of service.

18. The Wrangell (Alaska) Medical Center Board of Directors hired Robert Rang as the new hospital CEO.

19. Stephen Pitts, CEO of Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, La., is leaving his position.

20. Jim Horton, administrator and CEO of Fort Stockton, Texas-based Pecos County Memorial Hospital, is leaving the system Sept. 15.

21. John Moore, CEO of Hiawatha (Kan.) Community Hospital, intends to retire next year.

22. Gene Meyer, president and CEO of Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital, plans to retire in May 2016.

23. Davide Carbone, CEO of West Palm Beach, Fla.-based St. Mary’s Medical Center, stepped down just two days after the hospital closed its troubled pediatric cardiothoracic surgery program.

24. Pam Brier, longtime CEO of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Maimonides Medical Center, will retire later this year.

25. Regional One Health, based in Memphis, Tenn., named Jackie Lucas senior vice president and CIO.

26. USMD Health System, a physician-led integrated healthcare system in Irving, Texas, announced the appointment of Jim Berend as CFO and executive vice president.

27. Karen Metz, CEO of Knoxville, Tenn.-based Physicians Regional Medical Center, resigned.

28. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., named Keith Perry CIO.

29. Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, based in Milwaukee, named William Showalter senior vice president and CIO.

30. Carol Gore, BSN, RN, was appointed CNO of Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, Ark., effective Aug. 31.

31. Mercy Health-Cincinnati named Justin McGoldrick, MD, CMO.

32. In July, the Hanover (Pa.) Hospital Board accepted the retirement of James E. Wissler as president, CEO and board member. Michael Gaskins, CFO of Hanover Hospital, is now interim president and CEO.

33. Chicago-based Presence Health, the largest Catholic healthcare system in Illinois, selected Michael Englehart as president and CEO.

34. Grant, Neb.-based Perkins County Health Services named Derick Lorentz CFO.

35. Bryan Health in Lincoln, Neb., named Rebekah Mussman president and CEO of Crete (Neb.) Area Medical Center, effective Aug. 3.

36. Dean M. Carucci was named CEO of Portsmouth (N.H.) Regional Hospital.

37. Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth hired Elizabeth "Liz" Dunne as president and CEO.

38. Ash Gokli, MD, will be leaving his position as CEO of Memorial Hospital Los Banos (Calif.), part of Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health, to take a new job as Sutter Health's CMO in the Central Valley. 

39. Mary Shehan, DNP, RN, was named CNO of Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

40. Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., named Richard G. Azizkhan, MD, president and CEO, effective Oct. 19.

41. Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas named Adam Rudd CEO, effective Sept. 7.

42. Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health appointed Gwen G. Sandefur as the new COO of Spectrum Health Grand Rapids.

43. Arthur W. Nichols announced his retirement as president and CEO of Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (N.H.). Don Caruso, MD, who has served as medical director in CMC/DHK's Office of the President since 2011, was named as Mr. Nichols' successor.

44. Gary R. Colberg will resign as president and CEO of Brunswick-based Southeast Georgia Health System after 14 years of service. 

45. Memorial Hermann Health System promoted Brian Dean to CEO of Houston-based Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, effective August 23.

46. Gregory T. Wozniak, president and CEO of St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa., part of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, will step down in October after 16 years at the helm.

47. In early July, Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago welcomed Stephen DePooter as its new CIO.

48. New York City-based Lenox Hill Hospital, part of North Shore-LIJ Health System, named Irene Macyk, RN, BSN, as CNO and associate executive director of patient care services.

49. Jennifer Thomas, RN, was named CNO of Mercy Hospital Fort Smith (Ark.).

50. Mark McMath was named CIO of Memphis, Tenn.-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.

51. Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania Health System announced two executive leadership changes at Lancaster (Pa.) General Health. Thomas E. Beeman was named COO of UPHS regional operations, and Jan Bergen was appointed president and CEO of LG Health.

52. Houston-based Harris Health System named Parikshet A. Babber, MD, as its new executive vice president and CMO.

53. Jackson, Miss.-based Merit Health added four new executives to the Merit Health Central management team. Sam Dean joined Merit Health Central as COO; Laura Knight, RN, BSN, was promoted to CNO from assistant CNO, a position she held since June 2013; Nicholas Renda was named CFO; and Mike Mudd was named assistant administrator.

54. Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky., named Lennis Thompson vice president and CFO.

55. Plumas District Hospital in Quincy, Calif., hired Caleb Johnson as CFO.

56. New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery named Catherine H. MacLean, MD, PhD, as its first chief value medical officer.

57. Stephen Warren, deputy CIO of the Department of Veterans Affairs, will leave his position for a different federal CIO position.

58. Dallas-based Texas Heath Resources appointed Joey Sudomir senior vice president of innovative technology solutions and CIO.

59. Michael P. Browning was named CFO of Raleigh, N.C.-based WakeMed Health and Hospitals.

60. Bobby Olm-Shipman was appointed president and CEO of Saint Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park, Kan., effective September 8.

61. Nicholas J. Lanza was named CFO of East Orange (N.J.) General Hospital.

62. Shoals Hospital in Muscle Shoals, Ala., hired Kidada Hawkins as CEO.

63. Edgefield (S.C.) County Hospital appointed Carlos Milanes CEO.

64. Peter Wozniak, CEO of Venice (Fla.) Regional Bayfront Health, resigned at the end of July. Jeff Reece was named interim CEO, and Peggy Greene is returning as interim CNO.

65. Shelly Harkins, MD, CMO of Belleville, Ill.-based St. Elizabeth's Hospital, resigned after being selected as the first CMO of the Beacon Health System in South Bend, Ind.

66. Peter Ingram was named CIO of Hebrew SeniorLife, a Boston-based senior healthcare and community provider that is affiliated with Harvard Medical School, also in Boston.

67. Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health appointed Gwen McKinney vice president and chief compliance officer. 

68. Beth Llewellyn took over as the first CEO of Lawrence, Kan.-based Health Care Access.


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