Major Gifts

The Ohio State University received a gift totaling $100 million to benefit the university's medical center and the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Leslie Wexner donated $65 million and Limited Brands Foundation donated $35 million. Wexner founded Limited Brands in Columbus, Ohio, four years after graduating from the university in 1959. A portion of the funding also will benefit the university's Wexner Center for the Arts and other initiatives at the school.

•Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation donated $10 million to the South Broward (Fla.) Hospital District, the first major payment for the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital opening in July. The four-story, 160,000-square-foot stand-alone facility will open with six operating rooms, two MRIs and 48 patient rooms.

NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill., received a $1.5 million gift from the Keyser Family Research Fund toward the creation of the Center for the Study of Complex Diseases. The center will be created within the NorthShore Research Institute and will focus on dynamic systems modeling. Research will concentrate first on ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease before expanding into areas including oncology, medical genetics, diabetes and metabolism, and cardiology. The center will be led by Eli D. Ehrenpreis, M.D., of NorthShore's department of gastroenterology, and Leopold G. Selker, president of the NorthShore Research Institute.


•Northwest Medical Center, Tucson, Ariz., named Kevin Stockton CEO in March. Stockton held a variety of leadership positions in hospital administration for more than 14 years and was CEO of Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas.

Eugene McMahon, M.D., became president and CEO of Provena Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin, Ill., on March 25. He was chief medical officer. McMahon replaces Steve Scogna, who resigned to become chief financial officer of Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill.

•Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Jefferson Hills, Pa., named John J. Dempster CEO. Thomas P. Timcho will continue as president of the medical center until his retirement on May 31, at which time Dempster will take on the roles of both president and CEO. Dempster was a board member and has been associated with the medical center for 35 years in various capacities. He previously was president and CEO with the Dempster Healthcare Group.

•Methodist Health System named Laura Irvine president of Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Since 2005, she had been president of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, a facility she helped plan and develop. She began her career at Methodist in 1996 as an administrative resident at the medical center.

•Yale–New Haven Hospital in Connecticut appointed Cynthia N. Sparer executive director of its children's hospital and vice president for women's and children's services. She has been interim executive director of Yale–New Haven Children's Hospital since May 2010. Previously, she was senior vice president of New York–Presbyterian Hospital and executive director of the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and the Komansky Center for Children's Health.

•Catholic Health East named Anita L. Holt president and CEO of St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines, N.C., effective April 12. It includes two residential communities, an assisted living home, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, affordable housing for seniors and a primary care physician's office.

•Novant Health promoted Carl Armato to senior executive vice president and chief operating officer. He has been with the system since 1998 and for the past three years was an executive vice president. Novant includes hospitals, physician clinics and outpatient centers in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia.

Brian Gragnolati, president and CEO of Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Md., part of Johns Hopkins Medicine, was named senior vice president of the Johns Hopkins Health System. He will lead Johns Hopkins Medicine's Community Division, a newly established office designed to ensure greater systemwide clinical integration.

John Mordach became senior vice president and chief financial officer of Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, on March 28. He was CFO and treasurer of Loyola University Health System, Maywood, Ill.

John N. Giamalis was named senior vice president and CFO of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Conn. He was CFO of InteliData Technologies Corp. and Connecticut National Life Insurance Co.

•Ardent Health Services, Nashville, Tenn., promoted Clint Adams from chief accounting officer to chief financial officer. He was an assistant vice president of financial reporting.

•Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital appointed Gary E. Bie CFO. Bie was executive vice president for finance with Nassau Health Care Corp. in East Meadow, N.Y.

T. Clifford Deveny, M.D., was named to the newly created position of senior vice president, physician practice management, at Catholic Health Initiatives, Denver. Previously, he was system vice president, physician alignment and president of Summa Physicians Inc. for Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio.

•Catholic Health East, Newtown Square, Pa., promoted Tony Camaratto to vice president, compensation and benefits. He joined CHE in 2008 as director, compensation and benefits. CHE also named Virginia Davis, R.N., vice president, clinical informatics and transformation. Davis was clinical informatics officer.

Alyssa Howell was named system director, clinical distinction, for Resurrection Health Care in Chicago. Howell will develop and implement a systemwide performance distinction plan. She had been senior system analyst and manager of informatices for the last three and a half years.

•Community Health Network, Indianapolis, appointed Cindy Adams, R.N., chief nursing officer.? She replaces Jan Bingle, who is retiring after 27 years. Adams was chief nurse executive and vice president of nursing for Community Heart and Vascular at the network.

•Via Christi Hospitals Wichita (Kan.) named Linda Goodwin chief nursing officer. Prior to joining the organization, Goodwin was CNO of Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Mark Moroses was named chief information officer and corporate vice president for information technology at Continuum Health Partners, a partnership among several New York City health care organizations, including Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt hospitals. Moroses was interim CIO.

•The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J., named Robert Graham, M.D., program director of Aligning Forces for Quality, the cornerstone of its multiyear, $300 million commitment to improve the quality and equality of health care nationwide. Graham also will hold an appointment as a research professor of health policy at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, D.C.

•Baptist Health Care, Pensacola, Fla., named Amy Davis director of Baptist Hospital patient access services. Davis began her career with Baptist Health Care as PAS manager for Atmore Community Hospital in 2009.

•Vanderbilt–Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tenn., appointed Michael Neuss, M.D., chief medical officer for its clinical enterprise. His appointment is effective July 1. An oncologist in practice since 1986, he was, until December, vice president of a large oncology practice in Cincinnati.

•The American College of Healthcare Executives Saturday installed Rulon Stacey, president and CEO of Poudre Valley Health System in Fort Collins, Colo., as chairman. Gayle Capozzalo, executive vice president of strategy and system development at Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System, took office as chairman-elect.

Mergers and Acquisitions

•Loyola University Chicago and Trinity Health in Novi, Mich., signed a letter of intent in March that is expected to lead to Trinity Health's purchase of the Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill. Trinity Health is the fourth-largest Catholic health system in the United States and includes 46 acute care hospitals. This would be its first foray into Illinois. LUHS is a Jesuit academic medical center and serves as the training ground for Loyola's medical and nursing students. Officials from Trinity Health and Loyola said they would invest $150 million to build a research complex in Maywood.

Health Central, a 171-bed hospital in Ocoee, Fla., will merge with Orlando Health, which operates seven hospitals in Central Florida. Orlando Health will invest $120 million in Health Central over five years and expand cancer and women's health services.

Memorial Hospital of South Bend (Ind.) entered into an asset purchase agreement for the inpatient hospital and physician services of Madison Center. Memorial will purchase three buildings that accommodate approximately 90 inpatient beds and will start an inpatient psychiatry program as a department of the hospital.


St. John's Mercy Medical Center completed construction of a seven-level, 379,000-square-foot patient tower in Creve Coeur, Mo. The tower is the new location for Mercy Children's Hospital. The facility includes a 52-bed neonatal intensive care unit, 24-bed pediatric space, 12-bed pediatric intensive care unit, four swing rooms that can be used for either pediatric or PICU use, a 36-bed trauma intermediate care unit and 36-bed monitored intermediate care unit. Commercial builder McCarthy led preconstruction services, served as construction manager and performed several aspects of the 44-month project.

Mercy broke ground on an $88 million, 200,000-square-foot Edmond, Okla., facility that will serve as a prototype for the Mercy system across Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri. The new building will include a walk-in clinic, wellness center, imaging/women's center, retail pharmacy, sports rehab, lab, outpatient surgery center and 30 specialized physicians.

Sharp HealthCare broke ground on the $38 million, 66,365-square-foot Sharp Rees-Stealy medical office building in San Diego. It will replace the 85-year-old Sharp Rees-Stealy and will be the first LEED gold-certified green medical office bulding in San Diego. Construction is expected to be completed by summer 2012.


•Virtua, Marlton, N.J., on May 22 will open a 680,000-square-foot, 368-bed hospital in Voorhees, N.J. The Virtua Voorhees will be LEED-certified. Architects worked closely with nurses and Virtua's management engineering team to design patient floors that enhance workflow. All rooms are private and include flat TV screens and keyboards.

•The $310 million, five-story, 242-bed Tom and Billie Long Patient Care Tower opened in April at John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, Calif. The tower includes an imaging area, three operating room suites, and neonatal intensive care, post-partum, pediatric, critical care, emergency department observation, and medical-surgical units plus cath labs . The project team includes Ratcliff, Emeryville, Calif., architect; Ove Arup and Partners California Ltd., San Francisco, structural engineer; and Mazzetti & Associates, San Francisco, MEP engineer. Jtec HCM, Oakland helped John Muir Health's facilities development department manage the project.

University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, Beachwood, Ohio, opened to patients on March 2. The 53-acre health care campus features a 144-bed hospital, and the Kathy Risman Pavilion, a 60,000-square-foot outpatient medical building. The medical center is named in honor of UH Board Chairman Monte Ahuja, his wife, Usha, and their family who donated $30 million to UH in 2006.

•Texas Children's Hospital opened its $220 million, 515,000-square-foot West Campus, its first hospital in suburban Houston. Texas Children's Hospital West Campus is part of the hospital's $1.5 billion expansion, called Vision 2010, which includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, the nation's first multidiscplinary research institute focused on childhood neurological disorders, and the Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics facility focusing on high-risk births. The West Campus hospital was designed by the architectural firm PageSutherlandPage and built by Tellepsen Builders.

The Heart & Vascular Hospital at Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center, a hospital within a hospital, opened Feb. 28.