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Steve Hartgraves became president and chief executive officer of the Jackson County Memorial Hospital, Altus, Okla., in March. He was administrator/CEO at Graham (Texas) Regional Medical Center.

Michael T. Hansen became CEO of Pender (Neb.) Community Hospital and Pender Care Centre. He was vice president at the Spencer (Iowa) Community Hospital.

Joe DeSchryver was promoted to CEO of Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, San Luis Obispo, Calif. Ikenna Mmeje succeeded him as chief operating officer in April. Mmeje was administrative director, clinical and research services at Sutter Health–Alta Bates Medical Center in Oakland, Calif.

David Morlock became CEO of the University of Toledo (Ohio) Medical Center. Morlock will continue as executive vice president of finance and administration at the University of Toledo.

Michael Wagner in April became president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children in Boston after serving in those positions on an interim basis since September 2013. Previously, he was president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization and chief medical officer of the medical center.

Michael Dorsey is now interim CEO of Carondelet Health. He has been COO of Carondelet Health and CEO of St. Joseph Medical Center for nearly five years.

William E. Caldwell became CEO of Wilson (N.C.) Medical Center on April 1. He succeeds Rick Hudson, whose retirement as president and CEO became effective upon completion of the joint venture transaction between Wilson Medical Center and Duke LifePoint on March 1. Bert Beard became COO of Wilson Medical Center in April. Beard was associate administrator of Universal Health Services' Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla.

Benjamin R. Carter became executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer of CHE Trinity Health, Livonia, Mich., in April. He has been executive vice president of finance since CHE Trinity Health was formed in 2013.

Timothy Goldfarb becomes executive vice president for regional and governmental affairs of UF Health, Gainesville, Fla., July 1. Ed Jimenez becomes interim CEO of UF Health Shands Hospital also on July 1. Goldfarb has been CEO of UF Health Shands since 2001. Jimenez is currently COO of UF Shands Hospital.

Jim Forstner was promoted to senior vice president and chief strategy officer at DeKalb Medical, Decatur, Ga. He has been with DeKalb Medical since June 2004.

Maribeth McLaughlin, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, became chair-elect of the American Hospital Association's Maternal and Child Health Governing Council. She will become chair in 2015.

Todd J. Albert, M.D., will become surgeon-in-chief and medical director of the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, in July. He was chairman of the department of orthopaedics and president of the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He will succeed Thomas P. Sculco, M.D., who has been surgeon-in-chief since 2003. Sculco will become surgeon-in-chief emeritus and continue his clinical practice.

Major Gift

• The Ted Lindsay Foundation donated $1 million to Beaumont Children's Hospital to create a new facility and expand services at the HOPE Center, which provides Hands-On Parent Education for families of children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders. Lindsay is a former player for the Detroit Red Wings and a member of the National Hockey League's Hall of Fame.


Sister Mary Jean Ryan, chair of SSM Health Care's board of directors, received the Baldrige Foundation's Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award at the 26th Annual Quest for Excellence Conference in Baltimore in April. SSM Health Care earned the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2002 when Ryan was president and CEO of the St. Louis-based system.

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