Hospital and Health System Executive Moves (June 2011)

Akron (Ohio) General Health System named Benito “Ben” Alvarez, MD, senior vice president of medical affairs and CMO of Akron General Medical Center.

After 15 years, Peter Bastone is resigning as president and CEO of Mission Viejo, Calif.-based Mission Hospital.

CMO Steve Berkowitz, MD, is resigning from Austin-based St. David’s HealthCare in May to launch a healthcare consulting business.

CEO Peter J. Betts resigned from Johnson Memorial Medical Center in Stafford Springs, Conn., due to his disagreement with the management team about how to implement the hospital’s strategic plan. COO David Morgan will serve as interim CEO.

Worcester-based UMass Memorial Health Care named Douglas Brown interim president and CEO of its Marlborough (Mass.) Hospital.

Hanford, Calif.-based Adventist Health’s Central Valley Network named Wayne Ferch president and CEO. He will replace Richard L. Rawson, who was named corporate vice president of Adventist Health for Central California.

After 22 years, CEO Tim Hanson will retire from St. Paul, Minn.-based HealthEast Care System in January because he will reach the mandatory retirement age this year.

Greenville, N.C.-based University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina named David Herman, MD, president.

Bruce Klockars, FACHE, was named interim CEO of Saint Joseph Health System in Lexington, Ky., and senior vice president of divisional operations for parent company Catholic Health Initiatives.

San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland, Calif., named Harris F. Koenig president and CEO.

Bob Lanik is stepping down as CEO of Lincoln, Neb.-based Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, part of Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, to become CEO of CHI Nebraska.

Sanford Health Network, based in Fargo, N.D., and Sioux Falls, S.D., named Gordon Larson the first CEO for its new Sanford Aberdeen (S.D.) Medical Center.

Neptune, N.J.-based Meridian Health named Dean Q. Lin, MHA, MBA, FACHE, president of its 281-bed Ocean Medical Center in Brick, N.J.

Miami-based Jackson Health System named Carlos Migoya CEO.

Memorial Health Care System in Fremont, Ohio, named Wesley Oswald interim CEO. He temporarily replaces John Yanes, who left for a position at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio.

Boston-based Steward Health Care System has named John Polanowicz president of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Mass.

Rodney W. Williams, MD, JD, MS, was named CMO of Suffern, N.Y.- based Bon Secours Charity Health System and vice president of medical affairs for its Good Samaritan Hospital, also in Suffern, N.Y.

Cleveland Clinic named Robert Wyllie, MD, chief medical operations officer. Dr. Wyllie replaces Marc Harrison, MD, who became CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

Harrisburg, Pa.-based PinnacleHealth named Michael A. Young president and CEO, effective in June. He will replace interim president and CEO Philip W. Guarneschelli, senior vice president and COO of PinancleHealth.

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