Sixteen recent and upcoming appointments in the field.

Verdi J. DiSesa, M.D., was named president and CEO of Temple Health’s Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia upon the departure of John  Kastanis on March 1. DiSesa will maintain his duties as chief operating officer of Temple University Health System and senior vice dean for clinical affairs in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.  

Susan P. Ehrlich, M.D., was named CEO of the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. She had been CEO of the San Mateo (Calif.) Medical Center since 2009.

Richard Rawson was appointed interim president and CEO of Adventist Health’s Feather River Hospital, Paradise, Calif. He was CEO of Loma Linda University Medical Center–Murrieta and senior vice president for strategic planning for Loma Linda University Health.

James Kirkbride becomes president and CEO of Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, El Dorado, Kan., on March 14.  He had been the assistant vice president of ancillary and support services at St. Charles Health System in Bend, Ore.

Robert Lenza was named CEO of Methodist Children's Hospital and Women's Services in San Antonio. He was in an executive leadership role at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma, Wash.

John McLain became CEO of Venice (Fla.) Regional Bayfront Health on Feb. 29. He had been executive vice president and COO of Southern Regional Health System in Riverdale, Ga., since 2010.

Ihor S. Sawczuk,M.D., will become president of Hackensack (N.J.) University Health Network’s Hackensack University Medical Center on April 4. Sawczuk currently is executive vice president and chief medical officer. Hackensack UHN president and CEO Robert C. Garrett has held both the health network and medical center president and CEO positions. He will continue in his role as president and CEO of Hackensack University Health Network, and ultimately of Hackensack Meridian Health once the merger between those two entitites is complete.

Travis Capers will become president of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis. He was CEO for Ochsner Medical Center, part of Ochsner Health System, in New Orleans.

John Jenrette,M.D., was appointed executive vice president of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network, Los Angeles. For more than 20 years, Jenrette was a member of the Sharp HealthCare System executive team. He was responsible for guiding the growth, operations and leadership of the Sharp Community Medical Group. 

Joshua Lee,M.D., was named vice president and chief health information officer for Loyola Medicine in Chicago. He is also an associate professor at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in the departments of medicine and internal medicine. Lee was chief information officer of the University of Southern California's Keck Medicine in Los Angeles and medical director of USC's Care Faculty Medical Group.

 • Joseph J. Guarracino became senior vice president and chief financial officer of White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital in January. He was senior vice president and CFO of the Brooklyn Hospital Center.

Chris Bergman was appointed CFO of Dayton (Ohio) Children’s Hospital. He was CFO and vice president of Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

• Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida appointed three new executives. Jeff Boyd was named director of translational research and genomic medicine, Leonard Kalman, M.D., was named deputy medical director and chief clinical officer and Michele Ryder, R.N., was named chief operating officer/chief nursing officer. Boyd was senior vice president for molecular medicine, executive director of the Cancer Genome Institute and the Robert C. Young, M.D., Chair in Cancer Research at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Kalman was the chairman of the board of managers of what became Advanced Medical Specialties, a large diversified oncology practice in Florida’s Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Ryder has been responsible for the growth of the neuroscience and surgical programs at Baptist Hospital of Miami, where she began her career 29 years ago in surgery and the post-anesthesia care unit.

• LifePoint Health, Brentwood, Tenn., appointed J.L. Osei Mevs chief of staff. Mevs was director, government relations, for LifePoint Health, which owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute facilities in 21 states.