Hospital and Health System Executive Moves (February 2011)

Paul Levy, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, announced his resignation.

Newton Square, Penn.-based Catholic Health East has appointed Sister Mary Persico to executive vice president of mission integration.

Franklin, Tenn.-based Capella Healthcare appointed Erik Swensson, MD, FACS, as CMO.

Amy Nachtigal was appointed to CFO of Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

Shelby Frigon will replace Ms. Nachtigal as CFO at Saint Luke’s South in Overland Park, Kan.

Savannah, Ga.-based Memorial Health fired Phillip Schaengold, president and CEO.

Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin, Tenn., has appointed Clyde Wood to CEO.

George W. Dawson, president and CEO of Lynchburg, Va.-based Centra Health, announced his plans to retire by the end of 2011.

Bailey Medical Center in Owasso, Okla., named Keith Mason CEO.

Mark Caton and Chuck Baker assumed the roles of CEO and COO, respectively, of Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton, Mo.

Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill., named Robert A. Cherry, MD, chief medical officer and vice president of clinical effectiveness.

Darlene Burns, president and CEO of Rome (N.Y) Memorial Hospital, will retire at the end of the year.

Allan Atkinson is serving as interim CEO and president of Columbus (Wis.) Community Hospital.

Hill Country Memorial in Fredericksburg, Texas, hired Steve Sosland as COO of the healthcare organization.

Gary Wages, FACHE, president and CEO of Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., announced his retirement, effective March 11. Kevin Trimble, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at SLNH, will succeed Mr. Wages as CEO.

Waterbury (Conn.) Hospital hired Stephen R. Laverty as interim president and CEO of the hospital and its network of affiliates.

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyo., named Jerry Klein CEO.

Greensburg, Penn.-based Excela Health named Michael Busch executive vice president and COO.

Regina Medical Center in Hastings, Minn., named Ty W. Erickson CEO, effective Feb. 21.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif., named Linda M. Smith CEO. Ms. Smith will begin work at the 574-bed hospital in February.

The board of directors at Sharon (Penn.) Regional Health System requested and received the resignation of its president and CEO, John Zidansek.

Oregon Health & Science University in Portland hired Lawrence J. Furnstahl as CFO.

Kansas City, Mo.-based Saint Luke’s Health System appointed John Leifer as chief marketing and chief innovation officer.

Crystal Haynes stepped down as CEO of Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis to pursue other opportunities. COO Dawn Anuszkiewicz was appointed to interim administrator.

Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health named Scott Reiner as executive vice president and COO, effective May 2011.

Medical City Dallas Hospital named Keith Zimmerman senior vice president and chief development officer of Medical City and its children’s hospital.

Akron (Ohio) General Medical Center rehired Alan Papa and named him president.

Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente promoted Bernard Tyson, executive vice president, to president and COO.

Adventist Health in Roseville, Calif., named John Beaman vice president of finance. He is relocating to Roseville at the end of the year and orienting into his new role.

Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus named C. Michael Rutherford as CFO.

Plano, Texas-based LHP Hospital Group named Paul A. Kappelman, FACHE, MHA, division president.

Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care named Ray Grady senior vice president and chief administrative officer.

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