Several hospitals and health systems across the country just named new chief executives to captain their organizations. Those include Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio; Banner Health's Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz; and San Juan Regional Medical Center, Framington, N.M. Here's a quick roundup of new CEO hires of note:
Edward Lamb will become president and CEO of Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio, in November. For the past five years, he led IASIS Healthcare’s western division, where he was responsible for health care operations in Arizona, Colorado and Utah, and which includes nine acute care hospitals, among other facilities.
Brooks Turkel was appointed market CEO of Lancaster (Pa.) Regional Medical Center. He will also assist with the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lititz, Pa., as market CEO. Deborah Willwerth will remain CEO of Heart of Lancaster Regional. Turkel was CEO of Regional Hospital of Scranton (Pa.). Both Lancaster Regional and Heart of Lancaster are part of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems.
Justin Bradshaw was named CEO of Banner Health’s Cardon Children’s Medical Center, Mesa, Ariz. He was vice president of clinical and ancillary services for Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.
Jeff A. Bourgeois became president and CEO of San Juan Regional Medical Center, Farmington, N.M., in September. He had been president/administrator of Christus Santa Rosa Hospital–Westover Hills in San Antonio, for the past nine years.
Kaleida Health in Buffalo, N.Y., appointed Darcy Craven president of Millard Fillmore Suburban and DeGraff Memorial hospitals. He succeeds Chris Lane, who was appointed president of Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute in May. Craven had been CEO of Carolinas Health System in Florence, S.C., since 2012. He joined that system as chief operating officer in 2010.
Rochester (N.Y.) Regional Health appointed Nancy M. Tinsley, R.N., was appointed president of Rochester General Hospital. She was president of University Hospitals Parma (Ohio) Medical Center.
- Brian P. Goldstein, M.D., in November will become chief health system officer for UW Medicine and vice president for medical affairs at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is currently executive vice president and chief operating officer of the University of North Carolina Hospitals. Goldstein will oversee the operations of the clinical entities of UW Medicine.
- Michael S. Coggin became chief financial officer of LifePoint Health Inc., Brentwood, Tenn., on Sept. 30. He had been chief accounting officer of the company since 2008.
- Jeremy Redin was appointed CFO of Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Calif. He succeeds Paul Brydon, who retired earlier this year. Redin was CFO of Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, Calif. Prior to that, he was CFO of Alta Hospitals System, which operates six hospitals in California and Texas.
- Helen Kuroki, M.D., was named senior vice president and chief medical officer of CHI Memorial in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was vice president of medical affairs at Riddle Memorial Hospital, Media, Pa.
- Maryann Barnes became system chief nursing executive and experience officer for Presence Health, Chicago, on Oct. 3. She will be responsible for oversight of the design, development and implementation of models, processes and standards to improve nursing operations, patient experience and clinical education. She was chief nursing officer of St. John Providence Health in Warren, Mich.
- Jeffrey Stout, R.N., became vice president of patient care services and chief operating officer and Rahul Dhawan, D.O., became CMO of St. Francis Medical Center, Lynwood, Calif., in September. Stout was the strategic, operational and business planner for key facilities within Renown Health, a private, nonprofit health system in northern Nevada. Dhawan was utilization review medical director at MedPoint Management in Woodland Hills, Calif.
- The Department of Veterans Affairs appointed Ganga Hematillake, M.D., chief medical officer of VA New England Healthcare System, Bedford, Mass. He will oversee the clinical delivery of health care to approximately 300,000 veterans throughout the six New England states. Hematillake joined the VA more than 18 years ago.
- Nancy Kennedy, M.D., was named CMO of Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg, Ind. The new position was created to further develop and enhance the working relationship between the hospital and its medical staff. Kennedy has been a member of the Dearborn County Hospital medical staff since 1991.
- The affiliation of L+M Healthcare and Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System was fully approved by Connecticut’s Office of Healthcare Access in September. The parties received regulatory approval from all Rhode Island agencies and the Federal Trade Commission last year. YNHHS and L+M agreed to conduct a market assessment that will establish baseline pricing levels in the region and agreed to the appointment of an independent monitor to assess the impact on the market for a period of five years. Additionally, Yale New Haven agreed to maintain services in specialties such as cardiology, obstetrics, behavioral health and critical care for at least five years. Over time, L+M Medical Group will merge with Northeast Medical Group. YNHHS has agreed to recognize and honor all existing labor contracts within the L+M Healthcare system.
- The Westchester Medical Center Health Network and its member organization HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley in Kingston, N.Y., unveiled plans for a five-year, $133.6 million project that includes a 110,000-square-foot expansion, highlighted by a new four-story tower, and a 70,000-square-foot renovation of the HealthAlliance Hospital, Mary’s Avenue campus. The plan also will create a medical village hub at HealthAlliance Hospital's Broadway campus. The new, 437,000-square-foot HealthAlliance Hospital will have 201 patient rooms, 141 of which are private, and a nearly 25,000-square-foot, emergency center, along with a new surgical concentration that will include an advanced medical imaging center, two inpatient surgical suites, a same-day surgery unit, an expanded postsurgical recovery unit and an advanced endoscopy services center, along with a new birthing center and pharmacy. After all city and state approvals, construction is expected to start in the second half of 2017 with a target completion two years later.
- Construction is underway on a four-story expansion of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn. The 160,000 square feet of additional space will be built atop the hospital’s current structure, bringing the hospital’s total footprint to more than 1 million square feet. A three-year $40 million fundraising effort will help cover the total construction cost of more than $100 million. The daughters of the late Ann and Monroe Carell Jr. and their families launched the campaign with a $10 million gift. The expansion was planned and designed by Donald Blair of Blair + Mui Dowd Architects of New York City. The project is expected to take 30 months to complete.