Appointments

Anthony A. Armada became chief executive officer of Swedish Health Services, Seattle, on Nov. 1. He was president of Advocate Health Care's Lutheran General Hospital, Chicago.

Edgardo Tenreiro becomes president and CEO of the Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights, Ill., this month. He was executive vice president and chief operating officer of General Health System in Baton Rouge, La. Tenreiro succeeds Sister Margaret Wright, who led the Chicago area medical center for 30 years. She retired in March.

Paul H. Hammes became CEO for Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Elkin, N.C., in October. He was an engagement leader and interim executive with CEO2, a strategic leadership and organizational transformation consultancy group based in Boise, Idaho.

David L. Reich, M.D., became president and COO of the Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, in October. He served in an interim capacity since January. Reich, the Horace W. Goldsmith professor and chairman of anesthesiology since 2004, will continue as chairman until a replacement is found.

William B. Rutherford will become chief financial officer and executive vice president of HCA on Jan. 1. He will succeed R. Milton Johnson, who will become president and CEO at the end of the year. Richard M. Bracken will retire as CEO at the end of 2013.

Thomas Tracy, M.D., became chief medical officer and senior vice president of medical affairs at Lifespan's Miriam Hospital, Providence, R.I., in September. He will remain pediatric surgeon-in-chief for Lifespan's Hasbro Children's Hospital. He is also vice chairman of the surgery department at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Timothy Jahn, M.D., became chief clinical officer of Baptist Health Lexington (Ky.) this month. He was chief medical officer of Abrazo Health, a six-hospital system in Phoenix, owned by Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville, Tenn.

Steven L. Monaghan became president of Kindred Healthcare Inc.'s hospital division on Oct. 1. He will be a member of the company's executive committee. Monaghan succeeds Jeffrey P. Winter, who is stepping down. Winter has been executive vice president and president of the hospital division since Nov. 1, 2010. Monaghan was executive vice president of the hospital division's central region.

Robert William Hoefer became COO of Saint Louis University Hospital in September. He replaces Dawn Anuszkiewicz, who resigned this spring to accept a position as CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Orleans. Hoefer was president of SSM–St. Clare Health Center in Fenton, Mo.

Mike Reno became COO of Hill Country Memorial, Fredericksburg, Texas, in August. He was vice president and senior executive at St. Luke's Health System in Boise, Idaho.

John Krepps became senior vice president and CFO for Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox, Ill., in September. He succeeds William Brownlow, who retired after holding those positions for more than 17 years. Krepps was vice president of finance.

Gregory Cunniff became CFO of Victory Healthcare, The Woodlands, Texas, in September. He was at health care consulting firm Oxford Surgical Specialties, Los Angeles. Adam Apolinar became chief clinical officer for Victory Medical Center Southcross, San Antonio, in September.

Dave Gravender became CIO of the Alameda Health System, Oakland, Calif., in October. Gravender was vice president and CIO for Kaweah Healthcare District in Visalia, Calif.

Hilary Dolbee became CFO of Marshalltown (Iowa) Medical & Surgical Center in September. Dolbee was CFO of Pratt (Kan.) Regional Medical Center.

Adam Thacker became vice president of professional services for Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind., in September. He was chief performance improvement officer for Hospital Sisters Health System based in southern Illinois.

Linda Burnes Bolton, R.N., is president-elect of the American Organization of Nurse Executives board of directors. She is vice president for nursing, chief nursing officer and director of nursing research at Cedars–Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. Bolton will be president-elect for a one-year term beginning Jan 1, and will begin her one-year term as president a year later.

Jeffrey A. Goldman became vice president for coverage policy for the American Hospital Association in October. In this newly created position, he will provide direction on matters related to the new insurance marketplaces, Medicaid expansion and redesign, and other health care coverage and private insurance issues affecting hospitals and health systems. Goldman was vice president for strategic planning and performance for Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Region.

Garth Jordan became COO for the MGMA-ACMPE in September. He was director of marketing and business development at MGMA from 1997 to 2000. MGMA-ACMPE is an association for medical practice executives and administrators.

Merger

Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan, a nonprofit community hospital in Ludington, Mich., merged with Spectrum Health System, Grand Rapids, Mich., in October. As part of the agreement, Spectrum Health will invest more than $50 million into MMC and the Ludington community for capital projects and the creation of a charitable foundation. Spectrum is a nonprofit health system in West Michigan comprising 10 hospitals, 130 ambulatory and service sites, physician groups totaling 751 providers, and a health plan with 600,000 members.

Projects

Dayton (Ohio) Children's Hospital board OK'd a long-range facility and campus renewal plan that calls for the construction of a 260,000-square-foot, eight-story patient care tower. The estimated cost of construction and renovations is $140 million. The project is expected to be completed in 2017. FKP Architects will lead the development of the long-range plan.

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Hospital in Camden, N.J., opened in October. The 103,000-square-foot, four-story, $100 million treatment center is a collaboration between the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Cooper University Health Care. Its design brings outpatient cancer treatment services under one roof. It is designed by architecture firm Francis Cauffman.

• Advocate Health Care is undertaking a three-year, $200 million renovation and expansion of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Ill. The modernization will add 230,000 square feet to the 169-bed facility and renovate 150,000 square feet. Mortenson Construction is teaming with architect HOK.

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