Hospital and Health System Executive Moves (October 2011)

Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, Md., named Ronald J. Andro as the medical center’s new senior vice president and COO.

Eric Beyer was chosen to lead as president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center in Boston, effective Oct. 1.

Cleveland Clinic officials announced the promotion of Robert Weil, MD, and Brian Donley, MD, to presidents for Lakewood (Ohio) Hospital and Lutheran Hospital in Cleveland, respectively, beginning Jan. 1, 2012.

Nina Dusang joined Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based DCH Health System as vice president of finance and CFO.

National Surgical Hospitals, based in Chicago, appointed Bryan Fisher president and COO of the company.

Jeffrey A. Flaks, executive vice president and COO of Hartford (Conn.) Hospital and executive vice president of Hartford HealthCare, was appointed president and CEO of Hartford Hospital.

Gary Fletcher was appointed COO for St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho.

Terry Forde was named executive vice president and COO of Adventist HealthCare, based in Rockville, Md.

SSM Health Care named Chris Howard president and CEO designate of SSM Health Care-St. Louis, effective Sept. 4.

Provena Health officials promoted Executive Vice President and COO Beth Hughes to president and CEO of Joliet, Ill.-based Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center.

Reynold Jennings was named president and CEO of WellStar Health System, based in Marietta, Ga.

David McGrew was appointed CFO of Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System in Santa Clara County, Calif.

Stephen Newman, MD, COO of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corporation, will be retiring in mid-2012.

Sister Mary Norberta, president and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, Maine, will be stepping down after 29 years of leadership at the helm.

Jeffrey Norman, CEO of St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Md., announced his resignation “without explanation” amid the hospital’s stent controversy. Charles Neumann will succeed Mr. Norman.

Mark O’Neill, CFO of Quincy (Mass.) Medical Center, was promoted to CEO.

Methodist Health System named John Phillips president of Methodist Mansfield (Texas) Medical Center.

Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento appointed Carrie Owen Plietz to serve as the hospital’s CEO.

Ramanathan Raju, MD, was appointed to lead Cook County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago.

Doug Strong, CEO of University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers in Ann Arbor, Mich., was reappointed for a second five-year term.

William Thompson was named president and CEO of St. Louis-based SSM Health Care.

Jeffrey Van De Kreeke, senior vice president of finance for Milwaukeebased Froedtert Health, was promoted to CFO.

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