Appointments

  • Carlos Migoya, a banker and former city manager in Miami, will become CEO of Jackson Health System in Miami on June 1.
  • Baptist Health Care, Pensacola, Fla., named Renee Sutton, R.N., director of Baptist Hospital case management and social services. Sutton served 10 years as a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman.
  • Jose V.S. Poblador, D.O., was appointed medical director of the Methodist Acute Rehabilitation Center, Omaha, Neb.
  • The National Bone Health Alliance, Washington, D.C., a private-public partnership,  named David B. Lee  director in March.
  • Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, appointed John L. Brooks III, president and CEO. Brooks became chairman of Joslin's board in May 2010. He will leave that role to take the chief executive position. He succeeds Kenneth E. Quickel Jr., M.D., who retired as Joslin's president and CEO in October 2010.

Awards

  • Colleen J. Goode, R.N., received the American Organization of Nurse Executives 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honors an AONE member who is recognized by the broader nursing community as a significant leader in the nursing profession and who has served AONE in an important leadership capacity. Goode is a professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing in Aurora. From 1997 to 2009, sheworked at the University of Colorado Hospital as vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer and as an associate dean for nursing practice. Under her leadership, the University of Colorado Hospital gained Magnet status for excellence in nursing care in 2002. In 2010, the hospital received their third Magnet redesignation, which only 1 percent of the hospitals in the United States have received. Donna Shalala, former Health and Human Services secretary, received AONE's 2011 Honorary Member Award. The award recognizes a person who has made a noteworthy contribution to the health care field and to nursing leadership practice, and who has supported the mission of AONE through work, research or service to the health care community at large. Shalala currently serves as professor of political science and president of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. In 2009, she was appointed chair of the committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine, a two-year effort to respond to the need to assess and transform the nursing profession.
  • The Joint Commission and the American Case Management Association announced that the Care Management Services program of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston, is the winner of the 2011 Franklin Award of Distinction. Memorial Hermann Healthcare System's Care Management Services program provides a standardized approach to case management for a seven-hospital system. The system was chosen based upon its program structure and systematic approach to case management across the entire system. The model provides for common policies and procedures, electronic case management tools, and a collaborative practice approach that includes nurses, social workers, physicians, patients, caregivers and the community. The award is named for Benjamin Franklin, the co-founder of the first organized hospital in the United States.
  • National Quality Forum announced Norton Healthcare, Louisville, Ky., as the recipient of the 2011 National Quality Healthcare Award for its exceptional organizational leadership and innovation to achieve quality improvement. The award will be presented in partnership with Modern Healthcare on Sept. 15 at the NQF Leadership Colloquium in Washington, D.C. Norton Healthcare is one of the first health care organizations in the nation to publicly report its performance on hundreds of NQF-endorsed quality indicators.

Affiliation

  • Iowa Health System, Des Moines, and Methodist Health Services Corp., Peoria, Ill., are exploring a strategic partnership. Methodist would become IHS' eighth senior affiliate hospital.
  • Kindred Healthcare, Inc. subsidiaries have acquired the California operations of CareSouth HHA Holdings LLC, a home health company that operates four locations in Southern California and the San Jose market. Kindred currently operates 13 long-term acute care hospitals, two nursing and rehabilitation centers, and one subacute unit within the service areas of these home health operations. The assets being acquired generated revenues of approximately $11 million in fiscal year 2010.
  • Iasis Healthcare entered into a definitive agreement to purchase a 78.2 percent interest in St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston. A group of independent investors, most of whom are physicians on the medical staff of St. Joseph, will retain a 21.8 percent ownership interest in the hospital.

Projects

  • Holy Cross Hospital–Silver Spring (Md.) will build a 175,000- to 200,000-square-foot, six-floor tower linked to the existing hospital structure. In addition, a new 237,000-square-foot acute care hospital is planned for Germantown, Md. That hospital will have all private rooms with 93 adult beds and an eight-bed special care nursery. There also will be five labor and delivery rooms, six operating rooms, a 12-bay emergency department and an eight-bed observation unit. KLMK Group Inc. was awarded the contract for program management of the two projects. Completion of the new hospital in Germantown is scheduled in early 2014 and completion of the expansion of the Silver Spring expansion about a year later.
  • The Baptist Medical Center South in Jacksonville, Fla., will build a 20,000-square-foot, one-story expansion to the emergency center that will include two pods of nurses' stations with eight exam rooms each and the capacity to add three floors in the future. The $8.2 million project includes renovations to the existing emergency center and patient admission sections. The Haskell Company was awarded the construction management contract.
  • A $5 million, 10,000-square-foot wing opened at Gulf Breeze Hospital of Baptist Health Care, Pensacola, Fla., adding 10 private rooms and bringing the total number of hospital beds to 77.
  • Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center in March celebrated the opening of its Heart & Vascular Hospital, a hospital within a hospital. The HVH integrates preventive, diagnostic and treatment services within one specialized location. The HVH will house the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, as well as a neurology and stroke recovery floor, and a floor dedicated to kidney transplants.
  • The Hoopeston (Ill.) Regional Health Center broke ground in April on a 9,000-square-foot expansion/addition. The $4 million project includes a new surgery suite, emergency department and four medical/surgical beds, as well as a 2,500-square-foot renovation of existing hospital space for surgery and ED support spaces. Construction on the project is expected to be completed in June 2012. St. Louis-based hospital design-build firm HBE Corporation is providing architecture, engineering services, construction and site work on the project.