Hospital and Health System Executive Moves -- June 2010

Oakland Regional Hospital in Southfield, Mich., named Daniel Babb as its new CEO.

Kirkpatrick Conley will become CEO of Mesa View Regional Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Mesquite, Nev. Mr. Conley replaces Sue Conley, no relation, who accepted a position in Arkansas.

Douglas Deck, CEO of Traverse City, Mich.-based Munson Healthcare resigned. He served as CEO since 2005 and recently oversaw the system’s merger talks with Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health.

Northwest Health System in Springdale, Ark., named Dan McKay as its new CEO. Mr. McKay most recently served as vice president of operations for Division IV at Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems.

Bon Secours Health System named Philip A. Patterson as CEO of Suf- fern, N.Y.-based Bon Secours Charity Health System.

Robert Peebles was named the new president and CEO of Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. He had been the interim president for about a year.

Frank Perez, CEO of Dayton, Ohio-based Kettering Health Network, announced he will retire. He has served as CEO of Kettering for 16 years.

Novant Health appointed Melissa Robson CEO of one-hospital Prince William Health System in Manassas, Va.

Cardiac surgeon Michael Schatzlein, MD, was appointed CEO of Saint Thomas Health Services, a four-hospital system in Tennessee that is part of Ascension Health.

Michael H. Schnieders was named president and CEO Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb., a 233-bed facility that is part of Catholic Health Initiatives.

Mark Schwartz resigned as CEO of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center, a 150-bed in Twin Falls, Idaho. He became CEO three years ago, after serving 21 years as the CEO of Aurora Medical Center in Hartford, Wis.

Trinity Regional Health System in Fort Dodge, Iowa, named Richard A. Seidler as its new president and CEO.

Via Christi Health named Kevin Strecker as CEO for its new 68-bed West Wichita, Kan., hospital, which opens in August.

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid, Okla., named Stan Tatum as its new CEO.

John H. Tobin, president and CEO of Waterbury (Conn.) Hospital, announced he will retire at the end of the year. He has been with the hospital for nearly 25 years.

LifePoint Hospitals’ Logan (W.Va.) Regional Medical Center named John Walker as its new CEO. Mr. Walker was CEO of Western Plains Medical Complex, a 99-bed facility in Dodge City, Kansas, which is also affiliated with LifePoint.

Scott R. Wolfe has submitted his resignation as president and CEO of 463-bed Reading (Pa.) Hospital, citing a new administrative structure emphasizing a physician-led organization. He has been CEO since 2007.

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