Executive shakeout at Philadelphia hospital — CEO, CMO, CNO and 2 others to depart

The new owners of Philadelphia-based Hahnemann University Hospital will replace several top managers at the hospital starting in spring, including its CEO, CMO and CNO, according to The Inquirer.

Hahnemann University Hospital's CEO Michael Halter will depart April 13; its CMO George Amrom, MD, will retire June 30; the hospital's CNO Rosemary Dunn, RN, will leave April 1; the chief business development officer Robert Pavlich will depart March 31; and its interim chief human resources officer Richard Dodsworth will also be replaced.

The new owners, American Academic Health System, which is a company formed by El Segundo, Calif.-based Paladin Healthcare, is currently searching for replacements.

"Each of these individuals in their own way has made profound contributions to the well-being of Hahnemann University Hospital, as well as the Philadelphia region. We appreciate and are indebted for their many years of service and their thoughtful leadership," American Academic Health System said in a statement, according to The Inquirer.

The leadership shakeout comes just six weeks after American Academic Health System purchased Hahnemann University Hospital and Philadelphia-based St. Christopher's Hospital for Children from Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare for $170 million.

No management changes were made at St. Christopher's Hospital, according to the report.

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