• Mercy Regional Medical Center appointed Scott M. Smith chief executive officer overseeing Mercy Regional's Ville Platte, La., campus and Acadian Medical Center campus in Eunice, La. He was CEO of Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland, Miss. All three facilities are part of LifePoint Hospitals.

Timothy Trottier became CEO of LifePoint Hospitals' Spring View Hospital in Lebanon, Ky. He was senior vice president of regional operations for Phoebe Putney Health System in Albany, Ga.

• Glen A. Washington in December became CEO of the Pleasant Valley Hospital campus in Point Pleasant, W.V., as well as a member of the Cabell Huntington (W.V.) Hospital team. He had been senior vice president and COO of CHH. Kevin N. Fowler became senior vice president and COO of CHH in January. He had been vice president of clinical services.

• Ed Banos became CEO of Marquette (Mich.) General Hospital on Jan. 1. The hospital is part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare. Banos had been president and chief operating officer since May. Previously, he was system president and CEO of Good Shepherd Health System in Longview, Texas.

• Wuesthoff Health System in Brevard County, Fla., named Richard Frank CEO of Wuestoff Medical Center–Melbourne. He was COO of Wuesthoff Medical Center–Rockledge.

Scott Reiner will become president of Adventist Health on March 31. He was executive vice president and COO for Adventist. He will succeed Robert G. Carmen, who announced in September that he would retire. Jeff Eller was named president of Adventist Health's Northern California Network. He was CEO of Sonora Regional Medical Center. David Butler was named president and CEO of Adventist Health's Tillamook Regional Medical Center this month. He was CEO of North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding, Idaho.

Damond Boatwright was named regional president and CEO of hospital operations and Stewart Watson, M.D., is president and CEO of Dean Clinic for SSM Health Care of Wisconsin. Boatwright had led patient-centered care delivery at Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Lenexa, Kan. Watson was president and CEO for the Ministry Medical Group in Wisconsin.

Cam Patterson, M.D., became senior vice president and COO of NewYork–Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in January. He was physician-in-chief at the University of North Carolina Center for Heart and Vascular Care, executive director of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute, chief of the division of cardiology, and associate dean of health care entrepreneurship.

Richard J. Gannotta was named president of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and senior vice president of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Chicago. He was president of Duke Raleigh (N.C.) Hospital.

Jeffrey H. Peters, M.D., was named COO of University Hospital, Cleveland. He was chair of the department of surgery for Strong Memorial Hospital and the University of Rochester (N.Y.) School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Perry Henderson became senior vice president of affiliate operations of East Texas Medical Center in Tyler in December. He was senior administrator of ETMC Pittsburg and of ETMC's northern hospital group, which also includes hospitals in Gilmer. Warren Robicheaux became senior administrator of ETMC Pittsburg and of the northern hospital group. He was administrator of ETMC Trinity and of ETMC Quitman. Jorge Leal became administrator of ETMC Quitman and also serves as administrator of ETMC Gilmer.

Assaad Sayah, M.D., became CMO of Cambridge (Mass.) Health Alliance. Sayah was senior vice president of primary and emergency care.

• Community Hospital Corp., Plano, Texas, appointed Craig Sims, senior vice president of hospital operations; Leslie Boney, vice president of post-acute development; Amy Boykin, vice president of quality and care management; Nick Burgess, corporate director of supply chain; Thomas Harlan, field CEO for long-term acute care facilities; David Koford, vice president of health plan contracting; Sally Parnell, vice president of clinical service for post-acute services; Dean Spizzirri, assistant general counsel; and Gregory Taylor, vice president and CFO of post-acute care services.

• The North Shore–LIJ Health System, Great Neck, N.Y., appointed Laura S. Peabody senior vice president of legal affairs and chief legal officer and Andrew Schulz vice president and general counsel.

Ramanathan Raju, M.D., was appointed commissioner of New York City's Health and Hospitals Corp., Raju was CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospital System in Chicago.

Tom Malasto became chief patient experience officer for the Community Health Network in Indianapolis in December.

Francesca Mattone-Volpe, M.D., became vice president of pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties for Advocate Medical Group, Oak Lawn, Ill. Mattone-Volpe was on the medical staff of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Douglas D. Hawthorne will retire as CEO of Texas Health Resources, Arlington, by the end of the year. He has served as CEO since the organization's inception in 1997, when he orchestrated the consolidation of Presbyterian Healthcare Resources, Harris Methodist Health System and Arlington Memorial Hospital. He began his leadership career in 1970 as an administrative resident with Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. He was president and CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare System and Presbyterian Healthcare Resources when Texas Health Resources was formed.

Mark R. Tolosky will retire as president and CEO of Baystate Health, Springfield, Mass., on July 1. Mark A. Keroack, M.D., will succeed him. Tolosky joined the organization in 1992 as executive vice president of Baystate Health and CEO of Baystate Medical Center. In 2004, he was promoted to president and CEO of Baystate Health. Keroack became president of Baystate Medical Practices in 2011, and in 2013 was promoted to executive vice president and COO of Baystate Health.