A. Marc Harrison, M.D., was named president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, effective when Charles W. Sorenson, M.D., retires from the job on Oct. 15. Harrison most recently held positions as chief of international business development for Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of the Mubadala Healthcare network. In Abu Dhabi, he assembled a 3,500-member multinational workforce and oversaw all aspects of clinical and business operations for the new medical campus, which cared for patients from 31 countries in hits first 10 months of operations. Previously, Harrison was chief medical operations officer for Cleveland Clinic and chairman of pediatric critical care. Sorenson will remain at Intermountain as founding director of Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute.
In other C-suite job changes:
- Redonda Miller, M.D., was appointed to be the first female president of Johns Hopkins Hospital since the hospital was founded in 1889. With more than 20 years of service at Johns Hopkins, Miller was the senior vice president of medical affairs for the Johns Hopkins Health System and vice president of medical affairs for the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ronald Peterson, announced in January that he would relinquish his role as president of the hospital after 19 years, and maintain his titles as president of the health system and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
- NYC Health + Hospitals appointed Anthony Rajkumar CEO and Mei Kong, R.N., chief operating officer of NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island, a 371-bed hospital in Brooklyn. Rajkumar has been with the NYC Health + Hospitals for more than 25 years. He was CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan and chief operating officer at NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx. Kong has directed patient safety and employee safety for NYC Health + Hospitals for 14 years and held the position of assistant vice president, patient safety and employee safety/wellness. She has nearly 30 years of clinical and administrative leadership experience in patient care, engagement, safety and workforce development.
- RWJ Barnabas Health named Darrell K. Terry Sr. president and CEO of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. Since February, Terry was interim president and CEO at NBI and CHoNJ. He had been COO since 2011.
- Kimberly Russo becomes CEO of George Washington Hospital, Washington, D.C., in June. She succeeds Barry Wolfman, who had been CEO since 2012. Russo was the hospital’s COO.
- Troy A. Villarreal was named president of HCA’s Gulf Coast division as of June 20. He succeeds Maura Walsh, who recently announced her retirement after a nearly 30-year career with HCA. As Gulf Coast division president, Villarreal will have responsibility for 16 hospitals and a number of other freestanding facilities serving communities in Greater Houston, Corpus Christi and south Texas. Villarreal had been CEO of HCA’s Medical City Dallas Hospital since 2013.
- Mohan Suntha, M.D., will become president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore on Sept. 1. He has been president and CEO of the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center since 2012. Thomas Smyth, M.D., will succeed him as president and CEO of UM SJMC. Smyth joined UM SJMC as medical director of the UM St. Joseph Medical Group in October of 2015.
- Daniel Kueter became CEO of the Ohio-based Midwest Health Collaborative in May. He was president and CEO of the University of Iowa Health Alliance, a multisystem clinically integrated network. MHC was formed in 2015 by six of Ohio’s leading, independent health systems to exchange best practices, share recourses and improve the quality of health care services. The six systems, representing 40 hospitals and hundreds of care sites across the state, include Aultman, Cleveland Clinic, OhioHealth, Premier Health, ProMedica and TriHealth.
- Monty Knittel became president and CEO of Adventist Health’s Feather River Hospital in Paradise, Calif., on June 6. Knittel has worked at Adventist Health for nearly 30 years, including with nine years as a hospital CEO. Knittel was president and CEO of Walla Walla (Wash.) General Hospital.
- Kevin W. Donovan was appointed president and CEO of LRGHealthcare, Laconia, N.H. Kevin was president and CEO of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, Vt.
- Aspirus Keweenaw, Laurium, Mich., Aspirus Ontonagon (Mich.) and Aspirus Grand View, Ironwood Mich., hospitals have named new CEOs. Mike Hauswirth is now CEO of Aspirus Keweenaw and Aspirus Ontonagon, and Paula Chermside is CEO of Aspirus Grand View. Hauswirth had been COO of Aspirus Keweenaw since 2007, and Aspirus Ontonagon since 2011. Chermside had been COO of Aspirus Grand View since 2013.
- Michael W. Schwebler becomes president/CEO of Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg, Ind., in June, following the retirement of Roger D. Howard. A 39-year employee of DCH, Howard became president/CEO in spring 2012. Schwebler was executive director of the heart and vascular service line at the Christ Hospital Health Network, Cincinnati.
- Prime Healthcare Services, Ontario, Calif., appointed Robert Iannaccone CEO of its recently acquired Saint Michael’s Medical Center. He has more than 25 years of health care leadership and operational experience in the New Jersey market, most recently as senior vice president of cardiovascular services at Barnabas Health in West Orange, N.J.
- LifePoint and Duke LifePoint Hospitals appointed new CEOs. Brian Springate was named CEO of Fleming County Hospital, a LifePoint hospital in Flemingsburg, Ky. Mike Herman was named CEO of Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage, Tenn., and Trousdale Medical Center, Hartsville, Tenn. Both of those hospitals are in the HighPoint Health System, which is part of LifePoint Health. Rod Harkleroad was named CEO at Haywood Regional Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint hospital in Clyde, N.C. Springate was COO of Logan Regional Medical Center in Beckley, W.Va. Herman had been COO of HighPoint Health since 2011. Harkleroad was CEO of Riverview Regional Medical Center and Trousdale Medical Center.
- Kaiser Permanente announced the new leadership for Maui Health System, a Kaiser Foundation Hospitals LLC and Pacific Permanente Group LLC. Ray Hahn was appointed senior vice president and area manager, Hawaii region, which includes hospital administrator; and David Ulin, M.D., is associate medical director, operations, Pacific Permanente Group and chief medical director of the Maui Health System’s Kula Hospital & Clinic, Lanai Community Hospital and Maui Memorial Medical Center. Hahn was COO for Kaiser Permanente’s Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers in California. For the last 15 years, Ulin has practiced as a pediatrician on the Valley Isle and serves as associate medical director and physician-in-charge of Maui for Hawaii Permanente Medical Group.
- Russell W. Johnson was named president and CEO of Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital. He was senior vice president of network development and outreach for the Centura Health System in Englewood, Colo.
- Daniel J. DeBehnke, M.D., was named CEO of Nebraska Medicine, Omaha, succeeding interim CEO Rosanna Morris, R.N., and interim president Bradley Britigan, M.D. DeBehnke was CEO of Medical College Physicians, the Milwaukee-based physicians group.
Affiliations of note:
- Resurrection Health, a faith-based, evangelical health service organization that has opened three Memphis-area clinics since launching in December 2014, will merge with Knoxville-based Cherokee Health Systems, which has the largest network of community health centers in the state and is one of the largest federally qualified health centers in the U.S. Resurrection’s clients will continue to do business as Resurrection Health under the Cherokee umbrella.
- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston acquired the Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital campus from the Northeast Hospital Authority board of trustees. Memorial Hermann also unveiled plans to construct a five-story patient tower that is expected to open in 2018. The hospital has also partnered with UT Physicians in oncology, orthopedics and vascular surgery. Memorial Hermann has 13 hospitals and numerous specialty programs and services throughout the Greater Houston area.
- The Alice Hyde Medical Center joined the University of Vermont Health Network as its fifth hospital. The organizations have been clinically affiliated since 1997. Under this affiliation, Alice Hyde remains a freestanding hospital with its own board, management, workforce, licensure, medical staff and endowment. It is subject to the network’s oversight and has representation on the network’s board of trustees.