Hospital Sisters Health System, Springfield, Ill., appointed Joan Coffman president and CEO of HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, Ill. She was president and CEO of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, Wis. She started her new role Sept. 5.

Appointments/ retirements


• Jeremy Barclay became CEO of St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center in Austin, Texas, on July 31. He succeeded Deborah Ryle, who announced her retirement in June. Barclay has held a number of leadership positions, including chief operating officer of Cedar Park (Texas) Regional Medical Center.

• Amanda Maggard, administrator for Florida Hospital Winter Garden, was slated to become CEO of Florida Hospital Zephyrhills on Sept. 4. Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is a member of Adventist Health System. Maggard is succeeding Randy Surber, who was recently promoted to CEO of Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center.

• Gerald Cayer became CEO of Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, N.Y., on July 31. Interim CEO Michele Prince continues as COO. Cayer has 20 years' experience in hospital finance, management, operations and business development.  

• Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. named Peter Adamo president and CEO of Waterbury (Conn.) Hospital and the Greater Waterbury Health Network effective Aug. 25. He succeeds Lester Schindel, interim CEO, who was appointed executive vice president of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Adamo was regional CEO for Roxborough Memorial and Suburban Community hospitals in Philadelphia.

• Dane Henry is expected to become CEO of Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Mo., on Sept. 18. He succeeds Michael Henze, CEO since 1990. Henry has more than 24 years of health care experience, most recently as executive vice president and COO at DeKalb Regional Healthcare System in Decatur, Ga.
• Health Sciences South Carolina named Kenneth Deans Jr. CEO of the statewide health research organization that includes South Carolina’s largest research universities and health systems. He was vice president and COO of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare.

• Pamela Robertson is to become CEO of Kalispell (Mont.) Regional Healthcare on Sept. 15. Previously, she was president and CEO of Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi, Texas.

• Michael Rembis became CEO and hospital administrator of Maui Health System in Hawaii on Aug. 21. He was CEO for Paladin Healthcare Management, based in El Segundo, Calif. Maui Health System is affiliated with Kaiser Permanente and includes Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital, and associated clinics.

• Kathleen Harrison was appointed CEO of McCready Health, Crisfield, Md. She was administrative director, physician practices, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon, Pa.

•Broward Health, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., named Alan Goldsmith chief financial officer effective Aug. 15 and Gino Santorio as COO. Before joining Broward, Goldsmith served as CFO at Jackson North Medical Center in North Miami Beach, Fla. Santorio will assume his new role Sept. 25 and most recently served as senior vice president and CEO at Jackson North Medical Center.

• Venkat Bhamidipati in July was named executive vice president and CFO of Providence St. Joseph Health, Renton, Wash. Bhamidipati spent the last 13 years at Microsoft, where he held executive positions including CFO of operations and technology and CFO of the organization’s Worldwide Enterprise Group.

• The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society appointed Harold Wolf III president and CEO. He succeeds H. Stephen Lieber, who in December 2016 announced his plans to retire after more than 17 years. Wolf has been with HIMSS for four years: two as an adviser to the board and two additional years as a member of the board of directors, recently as vice chair.

•Scott Oxley was named senior vice president of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems and president of Acadia Hospital in Bangor. Oxley had been vice president and COO for Acadia Hospital for two years. He has been with EMHS in a variety of roles for the past 24 years. Oxley takes over in conjunction with the retirement of Dan Coffey, current president, on Sept. 30.

• Riley Children’s Health, part of Indiana University Health, has named Paul Haut, M.D., COO. Haut previously was chief medical officer at Riley Children’s, and joined the organization in 2002 as director of the pediatric stem cell transplant program. Riley also named Elaine Cox, M.D., CMO. She was most recently medical director of infection prevention at the Indianapolis-based hospital.

• David Hall has been named executive vice president of the University of Tennessee Medical Center. A Knoxville native, Hall had been serving as senior vice president and COO of the medical center.

• Dan Friedrich plans to retire after 15 years as CEO of Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Fla. Friedrich's accomplishments include the first trauma center in Manatee County at Blake Medical, a burn care unit and a specialized hand surgery program. Only the fifth CEO in the hospital’s history, he will continue in his role until a successor is appointed by HCA Healthcare.  

Major Gift


• NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn, formerly NYU Lutheran Medical Center, received a $25 million pledge from the Bezos Family Foundation to support major initiatives to help mothers, children and families in Brooklyn. The gift will provide long-term funds for new positions and initiatives based on the science of early brain development to advance mother-baby care across the institution and support families during the critical first years of a child’s life.