•Sidney and Lois Eskenazi gave a $40 million gift to the Wishard Foundation to build new hospital facilities in Indianapolis. The gift is the largest ever received by Wishard Health Services and Wishard Memorial Hospital. When it opens in December 2013, the hospital will be named the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital. The health system name will change to Eskenazi Health in 2014. Health & Hospital Corporation owns both entities.

•Dollar General Corp. pledged $1 million to the Monroe Carroll Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn. A 33-bed, 30,000-square-foot addition is under construction at the Children's Hospital. The money directly will benefit the neonatal intensive care unit.

•Sharen and Charles Turney and their son, Matthew, committed $1 million toward the construction of the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center–Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, part of a $1 billion expansion project at the Ohio State University Medical Center. Sharen Turney is president and chief executive officer of Victoria's Secret.


Calvin Glidewell was named chief executive officer of Broward General Medical Center and Chris Evert Children's Hospital in South Florida. He had been CEO of Imperial Point Medical Center since joining Broward Health in 2007.

•Queen of the Valley Medical Center and St. Joseph Health System, Orange, Calif., named Walt Mickens hospital president and CEO. He succeeds Dennis Sisto, who is retiring after a 13-year tenure at QVMC. Mickens had been chief operations officer for QVMC since 2008.

Morre L. Dean becomes president and CEO of Parker (Colo.) Adventist Hospital on Aug. 15. He was president and CEO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Melinda L. Estes, M.D., will become CEO of Saint Luke's Health System, Kansas City, Mo., in September. Her experience includes serving as president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt. She will succeed G. Richard Hastings, who retired July 31. Chuck Robb, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, will be interim CEO.

Victoria W. Bayless became CEO of Anne Arundel Health System, Annapolis, Md., on July 1. Bayless had been president of AAHS since 2009 and COO since 2006.

•Lutheran Health Network, Fort Wayne, Ind., selected Brian Bauer CEO. Bauer was CEO of the 278-bed Terre Haute (Ind.) Regional Hospital.

•Shore Health System, Easton, Md., named Kenneth D. Kozel president and CEO. He was president of the two hospitals that comprise Upper Chesapeake Health in Harford County, Md. Shore Health System is a member of the University of Maryland Medical System.

Eric J. Beyer will become president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children, Boston, on Oct. 1, when Ellen Zane retires. Beyer has been president and CEO of the Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization since 2005.

Kenneth Kashkin, M.D., was named president and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives' Institute for Research and Innovation, Denver. He was vice president, research and development, intravenous therapies, for Baxter Healthcare Corp., Deerfield, Ill.

•St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind., named John Walsh COO and Tiffany Berry chief financial officer. Walsh was CEO of Regency Hospital–Toledo, a long-term, acute care facility. Berry was CFO of Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett, Mo.

Carol Seals was named CFO of Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Ind. Seals was a member of the financial services group and director of finance.

Laurence Eason, M.D., was appointed chief medical officer of the Providence Southern California region. He was CMO of Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance.

•Catholic Health Services, Melville, N.Y., named Christina Younger senior vice president of human resources for its eastern division. She comes from MedStar Health System's Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center,

Leslie A. Clonch Jr. was named vice president and chief information officer of University Health Care System, Augusta, Ga. Clonch comes from Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Edinburg, Texas, and succeeds Bill Colbert, who retired in the spring.

•Community Hospital Long Beach named Krikor Jansezian administrator — a new role to the CHLB leadership team.


James R. Castle will retire Dec. 31 after 23 years as president and CEO of the Ohio Hospital Association, Columbus. OHA accomplishments under Castle include awards for hospitals' collaborative quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, expansion of the Hospital Care Assurance Program and establishment of a medical liability insurance company and hospital emergency preparedness programs. Before joining OHA, Castle was president of the Maine Hospital Association for four years and worked for 15 years with the Michigan Hospital Association.

Jim Sanger, president and CEO of SSM Health Care–St. Louis and regional president and system vice president for SSM Health Care, will retire at the end of the year. Sanger began his work at SSM in 1997 as president and CEO of St. Mary's Good Samaritan Inc. He was named president and CEO of SSM Health Care–St. Louis in November 2007, where he led a reorganization that redefined seven St. Louis hospitals as one organization with a variety of service lines. This year he will be honored with the Missouri Hospital Association's Visionary Leadership Award.


•The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, will renovate the Winn Army Hospital in Fort Stewart, Ga. The project includes a $23 million, 65,000-square-foot addition and 1,000-square-foot renovation. McCarthy Building Companies is construction manager and Leo A Daly is the architect.

•Ground was broken July 1 on the $96 million, 200-000-square-foot Virtua Health and Wellness Center, in Moorestown, N.J. Virtua is leasing the Moorestown building from Frauenshuh of Minneapolis.

•The Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children will break ground in September on a five-story, 144-bed expansion that will add 473,612 square feet of medical space to the facility in Wilmington, Del. Skanska USA was awarded a $215 million construction contract.

•Ground was broken for PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor, Wash., with an expanded primary and specialty clinic, enhanced diagnostic services center, cancer care suite, 24-hour ED and 10-bed critical access hospital. It will replace the Inter Island Medical Center. Architecture is by Mahlum. Construction is by Howard S. Wright Constructors.