Raymond Grady became president and CEO of Methodist Hospitals, Gary Ind., in February. He spent the majority of his career at NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, Ill., where he was president of the hospitals and clinics division and CEO of the Evanston Hospital, its flagship facility.

David Torchiana, M.D., a cardiac surgeon, became CEO of Partners HealthCare, Boston, in February. He replaced Gary Gottlieb, M.D. Torchiana has been chief executive of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization since 2003. He is an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

David T. Feinberg, M.D., will become CEO of the Geisinger Health System on May 1. He will succeed Glenn Steele Jr., M.D. He currently is president of the University of California at Los Angeles Health System, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences in California.

LifePoint Hospitals appointed CEOs at three of its hospitals: Chad Melton is CEO of Wythe County Community Hospital in Wytheville, Va.; Brian Sinotte is CEO of Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson, N.C.; and John C. Yanes is CEO of Andalusia (Ala.) Regional Hospital. Melton was director of operations at LHP Hospital Group Inc. in Plano, Texas. Sinotte was CEO for MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, Ill. Yanes was CEO of Select Specialty Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

LifePoint also appointed four new vice presidents: Kathy Winn, vice president, marketing services; Sharon Marti, vice president, integration and transition services; Dana Begley, vice president, post-acute services; and Cathy Florek, vice president, supply chain and clinical services. Winn was market director of marketing for HCA/Parkridge Health System in Chattanooga, Tenn. Marti was vice president of operations for Diabetes Care Group in Nashville, Tenn. Begley was vice president, medical management and post-acute services at Duke LifePoint’s Conemaugh Health System in Johnstown, Pa. Florek was senior director, contracting and value analysis for the LifePoint system.

Darryl VandenBosch was appointed president of Dignity Health St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino, Calif., in February. Steven Barron, the hospital’s president for the past 15 years, has phased out of that role to focus full attention on his responsibilities as Dignity Health senior vice president of operations for the company’s six Southern California hospitals. VandenBosch had been St. Bernardine’s chief operating officer since 1999.

Kent H. Wallace became executive vice president and chief operating officer of Kindred Healthcare Inc. in February. Wallace was CEO of RegionalCare Hospital Partners Inc., an operator of community hospitals. He will report to Benjamin A. Breier. Breier, currently president and COO, will become CEO on March 31. He succeeds Paul J. Diaz, who will become executive vice chairman of the Kindred board.

Also at Kindred, Marc Rothman, M.D., was promoted to senior vice president and senior chief medical officer. He was senior vice president and chief medical officer of the nursing center division.

Sam Hazen was appointed COO of HCA, Nashville, Tenn. He has been president of operations since 2011.

Richard Daniels was appointed executive vice president and chief information officer of Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif. He had been interim CIO since September 2014.

Jodi L. Hein, R.N., became vice president/chief nursing officer of Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, Calif., in January. She was CNO and chief clinical officer of Promise Hospital’s East Los Angeles campus.

Ben Sutton became senior vice president, strategy and performance management, for Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio, in February. He was vice president of integrated innovations and strategy.

Gene Preston was named vice president of physician services and managed care at Cabell Huntington (W.Va.) Hospital. He was executive director of physician services and managed care.

Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo., named Amy Peters, R.N., chief nursing officer. She had been interim COO and associate CNO at TMC Lakewood. Lynette Wheeler, R.N., became TMC Lakewood COO. She had been TMC’s CNO since 2011.

Joseph B. Hill was appointed chief diversity officer of Jefferson, Philadelphia, in February. Previously, he developed a diversity and inclusion program at Froedtert Health in Wisconsin.


Robert Austin, CEO of Moab (Utah) Regional Hospital, retired after 40 years in the health care field. He served the rural hospital field as CEO of four critical access hospitals, is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and received the ACHE Regent’s Award in 2009 and 1996. He has served on the American Hospital Association’s Small or Rural Hospital Governing Council and represented Region 8 of the AHA’s regional policy board. He was chair of the Colorado Hospital Association in 1995. Moab Regional Hospital received the iAdvantage designation as a “Top 100 Critical Access Hospital” in 2014.

Peter J. Bernard, CEO of Bon Secours Virginia, will retire on Aug. 31. During his 15 years with the organization, Bernard oversaw the expansion of Bon Secours Richmond and the addition of Bon Secours Hampton Roads. The number of employees increased from 4,400 to 12,500 and the number of providers in the Bon Secours Medical Group grew from 50 to 800. Bernard championed a health care model based on patient-centered care combined with clinical excellence. Until his retirement, Bernard will continue to work with Toni Ardabell, who recently was promoted to CEO of Bon Secours Richmond, and Michael Kerner, CEO of Bon Secours Hampton Roads. 

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