Frederick P. Cerise, M.D., became president and chief executive officer of Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, on March 24. Cerise was associate dean for clinical affairs at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

J. Michael Marsh becomes president and CEO of Overlake Medical Center, Bellevue, Wash., in April. Marsh was chief administrative officer for Providence Health & Services' western Washington region. Marsh replaces Craig Hendrickson who announced his retirement last summer. Hendrickson had been CEO since 2001.

Patrick Maloney became CEO of West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Ill., and Westlake Hospital, in Melrose Park, Ill., in February. He was CEO of Hernando Health in Hernando County, Fla.

Robert Tyk became CEO of Hi-Desert Medical Center, Joshua Tree, Calif., in March. He had been the hospital district's chief financial officer since January 2013. Previously, he was CFO of Roswell (N.M.) Regional Hospital.

Sean Fowler became CEO of Marina Del Rey (Calif.) Hospital in February, succeeding Fred Hunter, who had been president and CEO since 2006. Fowler was CEO of Barstow (Calif.) Community Hospital.

• Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center in Houston promoted Allen J. Tseng to COO from senior director of business development and ambulatory services. Harold E. Gottlieb, M.D., was named chief medical officer. Gottlieb was the Gulf Coast regional CMO of Christus Health in Houston.

• Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Mass., named Steven MacLauchlan president and CEO. Erik Wexler served as Saint Vincent chief executive for two years while also leading the New England region of Vanguard Health, which had owned the hospital. He will continue as CEO of the northeast region of Tenet Health, which purchased Vanguard last year. MacLauchan was president of Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

Roy Wright became CEO of the Louisiana Heart Hospital, Lacombe, replacing Steve Blades, who had been CEO since August 2012. Blades became CEO of the Louisiana Heart Hospital Medical Group.

Julie O'Toole was named vice president of patient experience, access and service for Community Health Network, Indianapolis, in the newly created Office of Patient Experience. She was director of practice excellence at Community Physician Network.

• Boston Medical Center appointed Alastair Bell, M.D., COO and Nancy Gaden senior vice president and chief nursing officer. Bell was senior vice president for operations and strategy. Gaden was system vice president of patient care services and CNO of Hallmark Health Systems, Medford, Mass.

C. Scott Blanchette became chief information officer of Kindred Healthcare Inc., Louisville, Ky., in February. He succeeds Richard E. Chapman, who retired Dec. 31, 2013. Blanchette was senior vice president and chief information officer of Vanguard Health Systems.

Teri Keel, R.N., was appointed chief clinical officer of Leesburg (Fla.) Regional Medical Center. She came to LRMC in June 2013 as interim director of the intensive care and intermediate care units, and become interim CCO in October 2013. Previously, she served in a variety of health care organizations as chief nursing officer, chief operating officer and CEO.

Neal Peyser was named to the newly established position of vice president, health systems and payer solutions, UHC, an alliance of nonprofit medical centers. He was president and founder of Healthcare Continuum Advisors.

Kimberly McNally, a trustee at UW Medicine in Seattle and president of executive coaching and consulting firm McNally & Associates, was named to a three-year term on the American Hospital Association board of trustees. McNally, who holds a master's degree in nursing, is a member of the AHA Center for Healthcare Governance National Board of Advisors, has chaired the AHA Committee on Governance and has served on the AHAPAC steering committee.


• After nearly 36 years with Cone Health in Greensboro, N.C., CEO Tim Rice announced plans to retire at the end of the year. He will be succeeded by President and COO Terry Akin. Rice joined Cone Health as a pharmacist. He held numerous leadership roles, including president of the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and COO of Cone Health. He was named president and CEO in 2004. During his tenure, Cone Health merged with Alamance Regional Medical Center, signed a management services agreement with Carolinas HealthCare System; installed an electronics health records system; and established an accountable care organization. Akin came to Cone Health in July 2009 as COO. He was named president in April 2012.

Alan H. Channing will retire as president and CEO of Sinai Health System, Chicago, on July 1. His career in private, nonprofit safety net hospitals spans 40 years, with a focus on quality of care, the needy and community health. He coined the term "pre-primary care" to describe Sinai's role in the health care delivery system. Under his tenure, which began in 2004, Sinai has won numerous awards for quality and safety, including the AHA NOVA Award. He will continue to hold an assistant professorship at The Ohio State University and to serve as an alternate delegate of the AHA's Regional Policy Board for Region 5 through 2016.

Robert J. Laskowski, M.D., will retire as president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Del., in December, after 11 years. During his tenure, the system expanded the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute; launched the $210 million Transforming Wilmington project, which expands Wilmington Hospital, creating a 1 million-square-foot medical center in the heart of Delaware's largest city; established the Christiana Care Value Institute, which studies health and health care with the goals of identifying and implementing strategies to achieve better health outcomes at lower costs; and won recognition and awards from national organizations for improving quality of care on several fronts, including sepsis and surgical care.

Sherlyn Hailstone, president of SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, St. Louis, will retire on July 1. Hailstone, who has been in her current role since 2008, began her career with SSM in 2005 as president of SSM St. Joseph Health Center and SSM St. Joseph Medical Park.

Richard Aubut, R.N., will retire next year as president and CEO of South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Mass. He joined the hospital in 1988 as vice president of nursing and was named president and CEO in January 2003. During his tenure, the hospital completed a $43 million expansion project, adding 60 single-bed rooms.

Tom Langston, senior vice president and CIO of SSM Health Care, St. Louis, will retire on July 3. Langston, whose career at SSM stretches more than three decades, began as manager and then corporate director of employee benefits and services in 1981 for SSM's predecessor organization. In his first 20 years at SSM, he consolidated and standardized the organization's employee benefit plans, managed retirement programs and oversaw a team that integrated human resources, payroll, purchasing and finance into one system. In 2001, he became president and CIO of the SSM Information Center, now known as Integrated Health Technologies.


Scripps Health, La Jolla, Calif., broke ground on the Scripps Clinic John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion. The $130 million, 175 million-square-foot medical office building, along with the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, is part of a comprehensive master plan to transform the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus. Eileen and John R. Anderson IV donated $25 million toward the facility, to be named after their son, John R. Anderson V, who died from cancer in 2004.

• The 200,000-square-foot Walnut Hill Medical Center, an eight-story, 100-bed full-service hospital, opens this month in Dallas. The facility includes 84 private patient suites, a 16-bed intensive care/critical care unit, a 10-bed, full-service emergency department, six operating suites, a cardiovascular operating room, five cardiovascular suites and a sleep laboratory.

St.Vincent Carmel (Ind.) Hospital and commercial real estate firm Duke Realty, Indianapolis, broke ground for an 85,847-square-foot St.Vincent Women's Center in Carmel. The facility will be developed, owned and managed by Duke Realty. The Indianapolis office of BSA LifeStructures is the architect on the project and the Indianapolis office of Brasfield & Gorrie is the general contractor. The facility is expected to be completed in December.


Wilson (N.C.) Medical Center and Duke LifePoint Healthcare completed the formation of their joint venture. Duke LifePoint owns 80 percent, Wilson Medical Center and the community, 20 percent. It has committed to at least $120 million in capital investments over a decade, and will become a taxpaying organization.