Appointments

•Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham (Mass.) appointed John M. Fogarty president and chief executive officer. He has been interim president and CEO since Feb. 28. Previously, Fogarty was executive vice president and chief operating officer of CharterCARE Health Partners.

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

•Provena Health, Joliet, Ill., promoted Beth Hughes to president and CEO from executive vice president and COO. She succeeds Jeff Brickman, who resigned following eight years of service to become president of the five-hospital Mountains North Denver Operating Group of Centura Health System, where he also will be president and CEO of its flagship, St. Anthony Hospital. Previously, Hughes was executive vice president and COO of Elliot Health System in Manchester, N.H.

•Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s East Cooper Medical Center, Mount Pleasant, S.C., appointed Jason Alexander CEO. Previously, he was executive vice president and COO of Providence Healthcare in Mobile, Ala.

Martin E. Tursky will become president and CEO of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island on Oct. 1. He succeeds Francis R. Dietz, who will retire after 47 years. Tursky was Memorial's executive vice president and COO.

Greg Hagfors will become CEO of Bend (Ore.) Memorial Clinic on Oct. 3. He was senior vice president of Paley Dixon, an adviser for merger and acquisitions. Previously, he was CEO of Great Falls (Mont.) Clinic.

•St. David's HealthCare named Donald H. Wilkerson CEO of St. David's Medical Center, Austin, Texas. He had been CEO of St. David's North Austin Medical Center since June 1998.

Jill Hoggard Green, R.N., will become president and COO of Mission Hospital, Asheville, N.C., on Oct. 1. She was COO of the PeaceHealth Oregon Region, a system that includes three hospitals in Alaska, Washington and Oregon.

•Mountain View Regional Hospital in Casper, Wyo., named William Stangl CEO. He was the administrator of Mount Nittany Surgical Center in State College, Pa.

Kurt Newman, M.D., became president and CEO of Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., on Sept 1. He has been at Children's National for more than 25 years and was senior vice president for the Center for Surgical Care.

John Phillips became president of Methodist Mansfield (Texas) Medical Center on Aug. 22. He was regional COO of CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texarkana.

•Health First, Rockledge, Fla., named Steven P. Johnson president and CEO. He was president of hospital operations for SSM Health Care–St. Louis.

•Catholic Health Services of Long Island (N.Y.) appointed James F. Caldas executive vice president, eastern region, and president and CEO and Dan A. Macksood regional senior vice president and chief financial officer of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center and St. Charles Hospital, all members of CHS. Caldas began work with CHS as an executive vice president responsible for strategic planning and business development, human resources and physician integration. He was appointed interim president and CEO of the three hospitals in May of 2010. Macksood was CFO and senior vice president of Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center.

•Medical Group Management Association, Englewood, Colo., and its credentialing and standard-setting body, American College of Medical Practice Executives, named Susan Turney, M.D., president and CEO. Turney, an internist, will begin in early October. She succeeds William F. Jessee, M.D., who will retire in September after 12 years.

Chris Howard was named president/CEO designate of SSM Health Care–St. Louis, effective Sept. 4. Scott Endsley, M.D., was named SSM Health Care's corporate vice president and chief medical officer for its Patient Safety and Quality Center. Howard will succeed President/CEO Jim Sanger when he retires at the end of December. Howard was regional president/system vice president of SSM Health Care of Oklahoma. Endsley began his new position on June 6. He was director of innovation and system design and also medical director at the Quality and Patient Safety Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.

Krystal Claymore becomes CFO of Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Neb., on Sept. 19. Prior to joining Great Plains Regional, she served as vice president/CFO at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, Ill.

•Froedtert Health, Milwaukee, appointed five executives to new positions in the organization on Aug. 1. Jeffrey Van De Kreeke, senior vice president of finance for Froedtert Health, was promoted to CFO. Charles Runge, who has been with Froedtert Hospital since 1995, was named senior vice president of planning and service line development for Froedtert Health. Joseph Hill, who joined Froedtert Health in 2010 as executive director and chief diversity officer, was promoted to vice president and chief diversity officer. Patricia Ruff was promoted to vice president of clinical integration and payer strategies. She joined Froedtert Health in 2008. Paul Spencer joined Froedtert Health as assistant vice president for managed care. He was vice president of network management of United Healthcare of Wisconsin.

•St. Francis Medical Center, Monroe, La., appointed Cindy J. Rogers president and CEO of the newly created St. Francis Medical Center Foundation. Most recently, Rogers was a vice president with executive leadership responsibility for the Franciscan House Adult Day Healthcare, the Franciscan Apartments, Regional and Internal Emergency Preparedness and the on-site administrator for St. Francis North.

•Chilton Hospital, Pompton Plains, N.J., named Mark Lederman vice president and chief information officer. He was vice president and CIO at Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

•Genesys Health System in Grand Blanc, Mich., and St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw named Ron Hasse vice president and chief human resources officer. He was vice president of human resources at St. Mary's since 2009.

Kenneth G. Massey was named vice president for development at Cedars–Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. He was president of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center foundation.

•Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Md., named Jennifer Harrington vice president of clinical and support services. Before joining AAMC, she was vice president at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore.

Steve Kulick, M.D., was appointed to the newly created role of vice president, medical quality and safety at ProHealth Care, Waukesha, Wis. Previously, Kulick was chairman of the department of emergency medicine at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

•LifePoint Hospitals, Brentwood, Tenn., named Mary Margaret Huizinga, M.D., vice president of quality. Previously, Huizinga was an associate for McKinsey & Company in Washington, D.C.

J. Antonio Seminario joined the Broward Health Foundation, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as director of planned gifts. Seminario has spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry, where he specialized in philanthropic giving. Broward Health Foundation is the fundraising arm of Broward Health.

Retirement

•After 33 years as president and CEO of the Chester County (Pa.) Hospital and Health System, H.L. Perry Pepper will retire on Sept. 30. Pepper is one of the longest-tenured hospital executives in the nation and has led the organization through significant growth. During this time, the hospital developed clinical affiliations with three of the top medical centers in the country: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic. As a steward of transparency in health care, Pepper was dedicated to the continuous assessment of value in health care through a focus on the quality and cost of health care services.

•After 30 years at the Ohio Hospital Association, John Callender retired as senior vice president and CFO on Aug. 31. He joined OHA in 1980 as the vice president of financial services. In 1984 he was promoted to senior vice president and named CFO in 2003. Previously, Callender worked at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for 10 years.

Major Gifts

•San Diego developer Conrad Prebys donated $45 million to Scripps Health toward a new acute care hospital tower to be named the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute. The institute will integrate cardiovascular programs throughout the Scripps Health and Kaiser Permanente systems. At a cost of $456 million, the seven-story, 383,000-square-foot institute will include 108 patient beds in private rooms, 60 intensive care beds, six operating rooms and up to six cardiac catheterization labs. It is slated to open in 2015.

Simi Valley (Calif.) Hospital received a $1 million gift from kidney disease specialists Kant Tucker, M.D., and his wife Irma Harriman, M.D. Simi Valley Hospital will name the emergency department the Thakkar Family Emergency Pavilion.

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota received a $17.5 million gift from Minnetonka-based UnitedHealthcare. This gift will support the creation of a Level 1 pediatric trauma center at Children's Minneapolis campus. It also will fund a significant part of the newly expanded, UnitedHealthcare Pediatric Emergency Department at Children's in Minneapolis.

Rhode Island Hospital in Providence received a $15 million gift from the Frederick Henry Prince 1932 Trust to develop and support a neurosciences institute. Conferred by Elizabeth J.M. Prince of Newport, and her children Diana Oehrli, Guillaume de Ramel and Regis de Ramel, the gift will establish the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund at Rhode Island Hospital, and will create the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute. Frederick H. Prince (1859–1953) was a Boston financier.

Mergers & Acquisitions

•Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of Duke University Health System Inc. and LifePoint Hospitals, and the board of directors of Maria Parham Medical Center signed a definitive agreement to jointly own and operate MPMC. Under the terms of the agreement, Duke LifePoint will own 80 percent of the new joint venture.

Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa., and Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa., signed a definitive agreement to fully merge and integrate CMC and all of its entities into Geisinger Health System. Geisinger has committed to invest $158.6 million over seven years to enhance clinical programs, increase physician recruitment, expand and improve facilities, and implement new information systems. The organizations anticipate finalizing the merger in approximately six months.

•Citing growth and potential business opportunities, Adventist Health created the Northern California Network. It includes: Howard Memorial Hospital, St. Helena Hospital Center for Behavioral Health, St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake, St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley and Ukiah Valley Medical Center. Terry Newmyer, currently president and CEO of the St. Helena Region (a title he will retain), will be vice president of Adventist Health as well as president/CEO of the new Northern California Network.

Projects

Catholic Healthcare West will replace aging St. Rose Dominican Hospital with UnionVillage, which CHW calls the first integrated health village, on a 171-acre site in Henderson, Nev. The master-planned community will include a hospital complex; residential, entertainment and specialty retail space; a senior retirement community; and a cultural arts center. The Hammes Co. and HKS will provide project management and design services, respectively. The project team includes Haskell design-build firm, Penta Building Group and Juliet Cos. The estimated total initial phase investment is $1.6 billion.

Good Samaritan Hospital could break ground by the end of the year on a $100 million project encompassing a 120-bed, five-story inpatient tower, redesign of key health care service areas and upgrade of the hospital's critical engineering systems in Vincennes, Ind. BSA LifeStructures was awarded the architecture and engineering contract. Hunt Construction Group was named construction manager.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston–Salem, N.C., began site preparation for the construction of a six-floor addition to its comprehensive cancer center. The $125 million project will will increase the number of oncology inpatient beds to 148 acute care and 44 observation beds, from its current 113-bed complement. HKS is the architect and Bovis Lend Lease is the construction manager. The new facility is scheduled to open in early 2014.

Advocate Christ Medical Center will build a $202 million outpatient care and research pavilion on its Oak Lawn, Ill., campus. The facility will consolidate most of the institutes on the campus including those for pediatrics, cancer, cardiac care, bones and joints and neuroscience. HDR Architecture will provide design services. The building is expected to be completed by 2014.