Major Gifts

• Eileen and John R. Anderson IV in September donated $25 million for construction of a new Scripps Clinic facility on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla in California. The 175,000-square-foot facility will be named the John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion as a tribute to their son, who died of cancer in 2004. Construction is slated to begin in winter 2013 and to be completed in 2016. The six-story medical office building/ambulatory care facility will house a variety of specialty services.

 

Appointments

Robert Friedberg was named president of Delnor Hospital and executive vice president for Cadence Health. Brian Lemon became president for Central DuPage Hospital and executive vice president for Cadence Health. Friedberg replaced Thomas Wright, who retired earlier this year. Friedberg was executive vice president of system operations and integrated services for Cadence Health and CEO of Delnor Hospital. Lemon replaced Michael V. Vivoda, who became Cadence Health CEO in April. Lemon was CEO of Vanguard MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, Ill.

Tom Siemers became CEO of Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport, N.C. in November. He was CEO of Ottumwa (Iowa) Regional Health Center.

Bruce Whitfield became CEO and chief financial officer of St. John's Lutheran Hospital, Libby, Mont., in August. He was CFO of the western Montana region for Providence Health & Services system.

John Deardorff will become CEO of HCA Virginia's Reston Hospital Center on Jan. 1. He also will be the lead executive for the system's northern Virginia region. Deardorff replaces Tim McManus, who was promoted in May to CEO of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis hospitals, a two-campus facility owned by HCA in Richmond.

• LifePoint Hospitals named three new CEOs. Rebecca Brewer became permanent CEO of Andalusia (Ala.) Regional Hospital. Dave Anderson becomes CEO of Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Ky., on Nov. 26. Jim Bills became CEO of Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville, Ky., on Nov. 5. Brewer had been interim CEO of Andalusia and before that was interim CEO of LifePoint's Lander (Wyo.) Regional Hospital. Anderson had been CEO of LifePoint's Ennis (Texas) Regional Medical Center. Bills had been COO of LifePoint's Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, W.Va. Paul Cleckner became vice president of operations and process initiatives for LifePoint Hospitals in October. He was president and COO for Medical Reimbursements of America.

Kevin Speer becomes president and CEO of Hendricks Regional Health, Danville, Ind., on Nov. 19, succeeding Dennis Dawes, who retired in May after 38 years as the hospital's chief executive. Speer was system vice president and chief strategy officer of St. Vincent Health, Indianapolis. He will continue as executive vice president of the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians.

Greg Seiler became CEO of Methodist Healthcare's Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, San Antonio in September. He had been CEO of Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen, Texas, since 2008.

Andrew W. Carter will become president and CEO of the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, succeeding Carolyn F. Scanlan, who will retire on Dec. 31 after nearly 18 years with HAP. Carter was president and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America.

Joyce Irwin became president and CEO of Community Health Network Foundation, Indianapolis. She was national director of state government affairs, regulatory and public policy at Roche Diagnostics, Indianapolis.

Leonardo J. Lozada, M.D., became chief physician executive of Saint Luke's Health System, Kansas City, Mo., in November. He succeeds George Pagels, M.D., who is retiring. Lozada was chief medical officer and senior vice president of medical affairs at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Adam P. Buckley, M.D., was appointed chief medical information officer of Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt. He had held various leadership positions at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

Stephen Farber became chief financial officer of Steward Health Care System, Boston, in October. He was CFO of Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas.

• SCL Health System announced four executive appointments at its system headquarters in Denver. John Byrnes was named chief medical officer. He was senior vice president and chief quality officer at Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Mich. Joanne Davidson was appointed vice president, chief integrity and compliance officer. She was operations counsel for HCA's Continental Division. Robert Fries became vice president, strategic financial planning and decision support. He was senior manager with ECG Management Consultants in Boston. Rosalund Fisher McLeod was appointed vice president, general counseloperations. She was vice president and chief compliance officer at Biogen Idec in Weston, Mass.

Lynn Bruchhof became senior vice president of human resources at SSM Health Care, St. Louis. She was corporate vice president for MidMichigan Health, Midland. Bruchhof succeeds Steven M. Barney, who became interim president/CEO of SSM of Wisconsin.

• NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, Ill., made several leadership changes. Gabrielle Cummings became senior vice president, Evanston Hospital. She will have hospital leadership responsibility for the department of pathology and will retain overall hospital duties for perioperative services, women's health, hospital support for the cardiovascular institute and Aramark Services. Mary Alvarado, assistant vice president, administration, will have additional clinical and ancillary/support department responsibilities at Evanston Hospital. Anita Zawodniak, assistant vice president, administration, who oversees radiology services, will have additional corporate responsibilities for nuclear medicine, radiation safety and other clinical and ancillary support responsibilities at Evanston Hospital. Lauren Bergquist was promoted to assistant vice president, fund development, from senior director, philanthropy.

Anil Keswani, M.D., became corporate vice president of ambulatory care and population health management for Scripps Health, San Diego. He was vice president of medical management as well as CMO of Advocate Health Care's Dreyer Medical Clinic in Illinois.

Reitrements

George Halvorson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif., will retire in December 2013. Halvorson has been chairman and CEO since 2002. Under his leadership Kaiser Permanente has grown to more than 9 million members. Halvorson led the decision to implement Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect, an enterprisewide electronic health record system, a decade ago. Today, KP HealthConnect is the largest nongovernmental system in the world. In the last decade, Kaiser Permanente opened seven hospitals, 180 medical offices and other outpatient facilities, the Sidney R. Garfield Health Care Innovation Center in San Leandro, Calif., and the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in Washington, D.C. Halvorson has overseen major quality and public health initiatives. Previously, he was president and CEO of HealthPartners in Minneapolis.

Joseph A. Quagliata, president and CEO of South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, N.Y., will retire on Dec. 31. Richard J. Murphy will succeed him. Quagliata started his career at South Nassau in 1973 in the finance department and was appointed chief financial officer in 1974. He was named president and CEO in October 1998. Since then, the hospital has grown from about 300 beds to 435, with a workforce of about 3,000. Quagliata oversaw an expansion in 2006 that increased the size of the inpatient and surgical units, and added labor and delivery rooms. After his retirement, he will be a consultant for SNCH. Murphy was president and CEO of Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island, N.Y.

Merger

• The merger of 421-bed South Jersey Healthcare, Vineland, N.J., and 305-bed Underwood-Memorial Hospital, Woodbury, N.J., received federal approval.