Hospital and Health System Executive Moves (June 2013)

Eastern Maine Healthcare System in Brewer, Maine, announced the resignation of Pittsfield, Maine-based Sebasticook Valley Hospital CEO victoria Alexander-Lane.

Kevin Brown, formerly CEO at Swedish Health Services in Seattle, was named president and CEO of  Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta.

Lynchburg, Va.-based Centra Health announced the resignation of CEO Michael Bryant.

Cleveland Clinic Innovations Executive Director Chris Coburn resigned at the end of May to take a new position with Boston-based Partners HealthCare.

Central Florida Heath Alliance announced the appointment of Saad Ehtisham, RN, MBA, MHA, as the health system’s new COO.

Spokane, Wash.-based Deaconess Hospital CEO Bill Gilbert announced his resignation.

Julie A. Hester, CEO of  Wilmington, Del.-based St. Francis Healthcare, resigned for personal reasons.

Springfield, Ohio-based Community Mercy Health Partners named Paul Hiltz, FACHE, market leader and president.

Rod Hochman, MD, became president and CEO of Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services three months earlier than expected.

Bristol (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center, part of  Wellmont Health System, announced the resignation of  its president, Bart Hove.

Memorial Hospital of  Texas County in Guymon, Okla., terminated the contract of  CEO Lee Hughes.

Carlisle (Pa.) Regional Medical Center named COO Rich Newell as the new CEO following the resignation of John Kristel.

Thomas Malone, MD, stepped down from his positions as president of two Detroit Medical Center hospitals.

Candace “Candy” Markwith announced plans to retire as CEO of Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Louis Obispo, Calif., effective Sept. 15.

St. Louis, Mo.-based Ascension Health promoted  Patricia Maryland, DrPH, to president of  healthcare operations and COO, effective July 1.

Four executives stepped down from Reno, Nev.-based Renown Health, including Jim Miller, the system’s president and CEO, after a law firm conducted a comprehensive review of Renown’s acquisition of  a cardiology practice that led to an antitrust complaint from the Federal Trade Commission.

Atlanta-based Grady Health System named Christopher R. Mosley, FACHE, DSL, as COO.

Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., promoted Jim Noble, senior vice president and CFO, to executive vice president, COO and CFO.

Robert Savage, CEO of  Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-based Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers, resigned.

Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester, Ky., part of  Nashville, Tenn.-based LifePoint Hospitals, appointed Cherie Sibley as CEO.

Eugene Suksi, CEO of  Crescent City, Calif.-based Sutter Coast Hospital, resigned.

Thomas Thompson was named CEO at Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake, Wash.

Rochester (N.Y.) General Health System named Paula Tinch, CPA, senior vice president and CFO.

St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare named Larry Tracy president of  BarnesJewish St. Peters (Mo.) Hospital and Progress West HealthCare Center in O’Fallon, Mo.

Sister Margaret Wright, 77, resigned as president and CEO of Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, Ill.

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