•Universal Health Services Inc., King of Prussia, Pa., named Barry A. Wolfman chief executive officer/managing director of the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Wolfman was CEO of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif.

David Clark became president and CEO of Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania on April 2. He succeeds H. Ray Welch Jr., Catholic Health East's executive vice president of ministry operations, who has been serving in both roles. Clark was regional vice president and CEO of the Urban South Region of Intermountain Healthcare in Provo, Utah.

Lawrence E. McManus became president and CEO of Catholic Health Services of Long Island on April 16. He succeeds Richard J.J. Sullivan Jr., chairman of the CHS board, who served as chief executive on a voluntary basis since July 2011. McManus was chief operating officer and chief financial officer of St. Raphael Healthcare System in New Haven, Conn.

Lester K. Diamond became president of St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, Miss., in January. He succeeded Claude W. Harbarger, who was president for 20 years and was named president of St. Dominic Health Services. Diamond joined St. Dominic Hospital in 1992 as vice president of the north campus.

Joe Mullany became president of Detroit Medical Center on April 2. He was president of Vanguard Health Systems' New England region.

•Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems named Derrick O. Hollings senior vice president, treasurer and CFO beginning on April 9. He had held two separate positions at United Medical Center in Washington, D.C.: executive vice president of hospital operations and CFO.

•Catholic Health East, Newtown Square, Pa., appointed Michael C. Hemsley executive vice president for legal services and general counsel. He was vice president for legal services and general counsel.

Diane Maas was named vice president of managed care and business development for the newly affiliated organization combining Elkhart General Hospital and Memorial Health System. Maas was vice president of managed care.

Sean Hogan was appointed president of SSM DePaul Health Center. Hogan will remain service line executive over ambulatory services for SSM Health Care–St. Louis.

Mark Adams, M.D., a general and vascular surgeon was named chief medical officer for the five-hospital Franciscan Health System, Tacoma, Wash. He succeeds Gregory Semerdjian, who retired. Adams previously was vice president for medical affairs and associate CMO.

•LHP Hospital Group Inc., Plano, Texas, appointed Kent Smith vice president of IT operations; Robert D. Reeves Jr. vice president of information systems and technology; and Janis Offret, R.N., division director of operations and integration. Smith was chief technology officer at Anthelio Health. Reeves was chief information officer at Texas Regional Medical Center. Offret was chief nursing officer of Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz. Maureen Connors Potter, R.N., was appointed vice president of quality for LHP. She was vice president of international services for HCPro Inc.

•LifePoint Hospitals, Brentwood, Tenn., promoted Leigh Ann Braswell to senior director, health information management services, and Ron Evans to senior director, physician systems. Braswell worked for HCA as the lead for various projects. Evans led the strategic planning efforts of health care organizations for InfoPartners Inc.

•Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Ill., appointed Gina Marie Roache, R.N., executive director of the Heart and Vascular Institute in February. She joined Christ Medical Center in 1995 as a telemetry nurse.

Patrick T. Ryan was named CEO of Press Ganey Associates Inc., South Bend, Ind. Robert Draughon, who had been interim CEO since July 2011, will resume his role as president and CFO. Ryan was chairman and CEO of the Broadlane Group, which was acquired by MedAssets Inc. under his leadership.


Al Stubblefield, a winner of the American Hospital Association Award of Honor, is retiring. Mark T. Faulkner will succeed him on June 1. Stubblefield has been with Baptist Health Care since 1985 and has been CEO since 1999. He will continue as president of the Baptist Leadership Group and president emeritus of Baptist Health Care. During his tenure, Baptist grew by more than 1,000 employees, completed $150 million in expansions and renovations, and launched the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine. In 2003, Baptist was awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Faulkner has been Baptist Health Care executive vice president and COO since 2010.

Darwin Remboldt retired in February as president and CEO of Simi Valley (Calif.) Hospital. Caroline Esparza, senior vice president for patient care at SVH, will lead day-to-day operations while an executive search is under way. Remboldt has led the team at SVH twice, first from 1984 to 1989 and again since 2008. He oversaw the completion of a new patient tower, renovations of the medical campus, and the implementation of advanced technologies. Previously, he was vice president of clinic services for Adventist Health, SVH's parent organization, as well as president and CEO of Adventist Medical Center–Hanford and Central Valley General Hospital in Central California.

John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester, will retire in January 2013. Among the highlights of his nearly 10-year tenure: adopting new technologies to advance quality and safety; several major construction projects; increasing the medical staff by 25 percent and developing systemwide centers of excellence in heart and vascular, musculoskeletal, diabetes and cancer care; and leading community efforts to promote wellness.

Jeff Dorsey, will retire on May 31 as president of the HCA's Continental division, which comprises seven Denver-area hospitals in the HealthONE system. A 40-year veteran of the hospital industry, Dorsey has led HealthONE since its creation as a 50/50 joint venture with the Colorado Health Foundation in 1995 through HCA's full acquisition last year. He served as a division president for HCA since 1995, when he became president and CEO of the Colorado division, which included HealthONE, and which was later renamed the Continental division to include the Kansas and Oklahoma hospitals. Dorsey began his career in 1972 as an administrative resident at Portsmouth (Va.) General Hospital. He joined HCA in 1981, serving in administrative roles at Terre Haute (Ind.) Regional Hospital, Saudi Arabian National Guard Hospital, Redmond Park Hospital in Georgia and Newman County Hospital in Kansas.

Dennis W. Dawes retired as president and CEO of Hendricks Regional Health, Danville, Ind. He came to Hendricks in 1972 and became its top executive in 1974. Under his leadership, Hendricks Regional Health underwent dramatic growth, including expansion of the hospital and the addition of three satellite campuses. It is also a partner in the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, completed in June 2011.


•National Quality Forum President and CEO Janet Corrigan submitted her resignation in March and will leave the organization in late June. She has led NQF for more than six years.


UCLA Health System and David T. Feinberg, M.D., were named Partners in Care Foundation's 2012 Mathies Award Honorees for Vision & Excellence in Health Care Leadership. Feinberg is president, UCLA Health System; CEO, UCLA Hospital System; and associate vice chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences.

•The National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission presented the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards to honorees in three award categories: Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., University of Texas, for individual achievement for his efforts to improve quality and safety in health care during his tenure as president of the Institute of Medicine; the Society of Hospital Medicine, Philadelphia, for innovation in patient safety and quality, national; New York–Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, and the Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, for innovation in patient safety and quality, local.

Mergers, Affliations

Hackensack (N.J.) University Health Network and the North Shore–LIJ Health System, Great Neck, N.Y., have agreed to establish a strategic alliance. Each entity will remain independent and continue to be responsible for its own assets, operations and liabilities, and neither party nor its board of trustees will have any legal responsibility over the other. Funding and operational management for new programs and services will be developed by and agreed upon by a joint operating committee for the alliance.

The Marquette (Mich.) General Health System signed a memorandum of understanding to join Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of Duke University Health System Inc. and LifePoint Hospitals. The nonbinding agreement allows them to pursue an acquisition of MGHS by Duke LifePoint.

•Satilla Health Services Inc., parent company of Satilla Regional Medical Center in Waycross, Ga., joined the Jacksonville (Fla.) campus of Mayo Clinic in March. Satilla was renamed Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross. Kenneth T. Calamia, M.D., currently a physician at Mayo Clinic, was appointed CEO and Robert Trimm, president and CEO of Satilla, was appointed chief administrative officer.

•Adventist Health System's Florida Hospital and USF Health formed a strategic alliance. Florida Hospital will invest approximately $14 million in four specialty areas: cardiology at Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute; breast health at Florida Hospital Tampa; neuroscience at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills; and surgical oncology, melanoma and breast cancer at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs, Fla.

New Name

Presence Health is the name of the new health care system formed by the merger of Provena Health of Mokena, Ill., and Resurrection Health Care of Chicago. According to the five sponsoring organizations, the communities served by the new system rely on its presence to ensure access to high-quality, compassionate care and to make a difference in local lives.


The Christ Hospital will begin construction in June on a $265 million expansion and improvement of its main campus in Mt. Auburn, Ohio. The 332,000-square-foot facility will include an orthopedic and spine center with 60 private inpatient rooms, 10 operating rooms, two shelled operating rooms for future growth, physical and occupational therapy services, and imaging and pain management services. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill is in charge of the architecture plans and Messer Construction Co. is the construction manager.

Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, cut the ribbon for the third phase of its Heart & Vascular Center in February. It includes rooms for stress tests, echocardiograms and nuclear medicine. The fourth and final phase will add the remaining 19 beds to the 47-bed inpatient unit/observation unit. The KLMK Group is providing program management services.


St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla., in January opened a 105,000-square-foot emergency center and patient care tower. The emergency center has 32 private patient exam rooms and two critical care exam rooms. It was designed by Flad Architects, built by Brasfield & Gorrie, and managed by WRD Construction Consultants. The tower will have 128 private inpatient rooms when completed.

•New Jersey state officials approved the opening of HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley, a 128-bed, full-service, community hospital. The hospital will feature all private patient rooms, an obstetrical unit, an intensive/critical care unit, five operating rooms, one special procedure room and a cardiac catheterization lab.

Lenox Hill Hospital opened an inpatient children's unit for medical and surgical patients, an extension of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York.

UCLA Health System's 50,000-square-foot outpatient surgery and medical building is to open this spring in Santa Monica, Calif. The facility was developed by the Nautilus Group and designed by Michael W. Folonis Architects.

•Post Acute Medical, Camp Hill, Pa., in March opened the 34-bed, full-service Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital of Thousand Oaks in San Antonio.

•LifeBridge Health's new 23,200-square-foot Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai, Baltimore, featuring 26 all-private rooms, was dedicated on March 1. A live broadcast from the National Aquarium in Baltimore will be available in each patient room and the third-floor lobby during certain hours each day.

•Kettering Health Network opened the $135 million Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. The 131-bed hospital can be expanded to 300 beds. It features emergency care, general surgery, orthopedic care, cardiac care, mother-baby unit, critical care and medical imaging and diagnostic services. The hospital was designed by HOK.

Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York opened a 21,000-square-foot outpatient facility in Lake Success, N.Y., that specializes in pediatric rheumatology, gastroenterology and nutrition, and endocrinology and diabetes care.