Hospital and Health System Chief Medical Officers on the Move

Tim Appenheimer, MD, was promoted to vice president and CMO of Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon, Ill.

Dan Bailey, MD, was named CMO and vice president of medical affairs at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, Ohio.

Covina, Calif.-based Citrus Valley Health Partners named Paveljit Bindra, MD, CMO and chief medical information officer.

James F. Blute, III, MD, joined Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia as associate CMO. Dr. Blute most recently served as CMO at Auburn (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital.

Theresa Brennan, MD, was named CMO of UI Health Care in Iowa City.

Robert J. Caldas, DO, was named CMO and senior vice president of Southcoast Hospitals Group, part of Southcoast Health System based in New Bedford, Mass.

Ravi Chari, MD, CMO of TriStar Health System in Brentwood, Tenn., stepped down from his post to serve as president of clinical excellence at HCA, which operates TriStar.

Julie Coffman Barnes, MD, was named CMO of Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, Ga.

Gregory Cooper, DPM, CMO of Mercy Medical Group in Sacramento, Calif., was named to the new position of CEO of the medical group, which is a service of Catholic Healthcare West.

Raymond L. Cox, MD, was named CMO of Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. In addition to CMO, Dr. Cox was also tapped to serve the hospital as senior vice president of medical affairs.

Michael Cuffe, MD, vice president for ambulatory services and CMO of Duke University Health System, will step down from his post on Oct. 26 to serve as president and CEO of Physician Services for HCA.

Laurence Eason, MD, was appointed CMO for the Providence Southern California Region, which includes five medical centers.

Piedmont Newnan (Ga.) Hospital named Jeffrey R. Folk, MD, vice president of medical affairs and CMO.

Stamford (Conn.) Hospital announced that Sharon Kiely, MD, was promoted to senior vice president of medical affairs and CMO.

Michael Murphy, MD, joined the executive leadership team at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif., as CMO.

Stephen Nesbit, DO, was recruited to serve as CMO for Via Christi Hospitals Wichita (Kan.).

Loretta Ortiz y Pino, MD, was appointed CMO of Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, N.M.

David Pizzuto, MD, was named vice president of medical affairs and CMO of Waterbury (Conn.) Hospital.

Sebastian Rueckert, MD, was appointed CMO of Christian Hospital, a BJC HealthCare facility in St. Louis.

John Schlegelmilch, MD, will be retiring from his position as CMO and president of Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene, both located in Keene, N.H., on Oct. 15.

Kevin Tabb, MD, CMO at Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Hospital & Clinics, will serve as the next president and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston starting on Oct. 17.

The board of directors at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Mo., named Randy Tobler, MD, CMO of the hospital. Dr. Tobler has been on the hospital's medical staff since 2006.

Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa., named Thomas Whalen, MD, CMO.

Andy Whittemore, MD, CMO of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, stepped down from his post. Dr. Whittemore served as CMO of Brigham and Women's since Jan. 1999 and was on the hospital's medical staff since 1976.

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