Hospital and Health System Executive Moves (April 2013)

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Jeff Barber, DrPH, president and CEO of Owensboro (Ky.) Medical Health System, announced plans to retire in July.

Sue Brody, president and CEO of Bayfront Medical Center and Bayfront Health System in St. Petersburg, Fla., announced her resignation.

Worcester-based UMass Memorial Health Care named Eric W. Dickson, MD, MHCM, FACEP, president and CEO.

Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan., named Adele Ducharme, RN, MSN, MBA, permanent CEO.

Scott Duke, CEO of Glendive (Mont.) Medical Center, resigned to become senior vice president of regional operations at Billings (Mont.) Clinic.

Waco, Texas-based Providence Healthcare Network named Brett Esrock, FACHE, MBA, president and CEO.

Nancy Formella, RN, FACHE, was named COO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health named Stephen C. Hanson president and CEO.

Providence Health & Services, based in Renton, Wash., named Rod Hochman, MD, president and CEO, effective July 1.

Parkridge Health System in Chattanooga, Tenn., welcomed Thomas Jackson as CFO of the Chattanooga market.

J. Thomas Jones, CEO of West Virginia United Health System in Fairmont, announced plans to retire at the end of the year.

St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena, Mont., named Ann Kjosa, RN, MHM, FACHE, as its new COO and chief experience officer.

Bernard Klein, MD, MBA, the CMO and interim CEO of Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, Calif., became the hospital’s permanent CEO.

Hunterdon Healthcare System in Flemington, N.J., named Gail Kosyla, MBA, CPA, to serve as CFO.

Wayne Lerner, CEO of Chicago’s Holy Cross Hospital, stepped down.

Debra Linnes was named State College, Pa.-based Mount Nittany Health’s first COO.

Wilmington, Ohio-based Clinton Memorial Hospital Regional Health System named Brad Mabry COO.

St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare named Joan Magruder president of St. Louis Children’s Hospital and John Antes president of Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis.

David Nelson was named CFO of Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis., and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, Wis., both affiliates of Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System.

Sally Nelson, CEO of Huntsville (Texas) Memorial Hospital, retired and Shannon Brown was named CEO.

Bozeman (Mont.) Deaconess Health Services named Kevin Pitzer president and CEO.

Hank Porten, president and CEO of Holyoke (Mass.) Medical Center, announced plans to step down this summer.

Hennepin Healthcare System, the public subsidiary corporation of Hennepin County that operates Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, named Jon Pryor, MD, MBA, as its CEO.

The board of Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, Tenn., selected Kevin Spiegel as Erlanger’s new CEO.

Joseph Swedish, resigned as president and CEO of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health to become CEO of health insurer WellPoint in Indianapolis.

Jim Taylor, president of University of Louisville (Ky.) Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, stepped down and Ken Marshall was named interim president.

SunLink Health Systems, based in Atlanta, terminated the contract of its COO, Ron Turner.

Kent Wallace, president and COO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanguard Health Systems, resigned from the for-profit hospital chain

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