People (Febuary 2006)



Thomas Garthwaite was named executive vice president and chief medical officer of Newton Square, Pa.-based Catholic Health East. He had been director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services… Dean Harrison was named CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Chicago, replacing Gary Mecklenburg, who announced that he plans to retire Sept. 1. Mr. Harrison was president and CEO of the system’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital… Lee Domanico was named president and CEO of Portland, Ore.-based Legacy Health System. Mr. Domanico was CEO at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif. He replaces Robert Pallari, who retired… Warren Payne was name president and CEO of Baptist Health System in Knoxville, Ky. Mr. Payne recently retired as president and CEO of Kenesaw Leasing, a company that he founded. The system was left without a CEO last month when Dale Collins resigned unexpectedly, citing the pressures of the job… Gregory Burfitt was named president and CEO of Centura Health, Englewood, Colo., replacing Joseph Swedish. Burfitt was COO for Inova Health System, Falls Church, Va. Mr. Swedish resigned to become president and CEO of Trinity Health, Novi, Mich., on Jan. 1. Centura’s interim CEO, Jay Picerno, will remain COO and EVP for the system… Jay Kasey, a director with Navigant Consulting Inc., was named interim president and CEO of Mount Carmel Health System, a Trinity Health unit based in Columbus, Ohio. He replaces Joseph Calvaruso, one of three Mount Carmel executives who reportedly resigned in the wake of “inappropriate behavior” at a system-sponsored function. Ron Whiteside, who had been COO at the system’s Mount Carmel East Hospital as well as interim CEO, was named system COO… Scott Whalen was named EVP and COO of St. Vincent’s Health System, Jacksonville, Fla., replacing Jeffrey Norman, who left to become EVP of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Healthcare System. Mr. Whalen had been COO of Mount Carmel Health System. He was not among the executives who resigned… Martin Gavin was named interim CEO of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., replacing Larry Gold, who resigned. Mr. Gavin is the hospital’s board chairman… Frank Pinckney, CEO of Greenville (S.C.) Hospital System, says he plans to retire later this year… James Scoggin Jr. was named president of HCA Inc.’s North Texas Division, replacing William Poteet III, who is retiring. Mr. Scoggin has been executive vice president of Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio, Texas, a joint venture of HCA and not-for-profit Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas… In other HCA personnel moves, Gregory Haralson was named COO of Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas, replacing Daniela Wallace, who left to become CEO of Las Colinas Medical Center in Irving, Texas. Mr. Haralson had been COO at Las Colinas… Tom Herron was also named CEO of HCA’s Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., replacing Larry Kloess, who was promoted to president of HCA’s TriStar Health System, which includes Centennial. Mr. Herron had been CEO of Largo (Fla.) Medical Center… David Williams was named CEO of HCA’s two-campus, Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, Va. He replaced Patrick Farrell, who is now president of HCA’s Richmond division… Deborah Keel was named CEO of Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s Fountain Valley (Calif.) Regional Hospital. She had been interim CEO… Colene Daniel was named president and CEO of Greater Southeast Community and Hadley Memorial hospitals in Washington. The hospitals are owned by Doctors Community Healthcare, Scottsdale, Ariz. Ms. Daniel was previously CEO of Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore… Al Taylor is scheduled to become president and CEO Jan. 23 of Stanly Memorial Hospital in Albemarle, N.C. Mr. Taylor was president of Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital in Dunn, N.C. He replaces Roy Hinson, who retired… Ken Paulus was named to the new post of COO at Allina Hospitals & Clinics, Minneapolis. Mr. Paulus had been president and CEO of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Health One Care System in Newton, Mass…. Robert Connors M.D. was named president of DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. Dr. Connors was previously director of pediatric surgery, director of pediatric trauma services and director of surgery services at the hospital. DeVos Children’s Hospital is a member of Spectrum Health… John Henry was named interim CEO of Grady Health System in Atlanta. Mr. Henry has been the system’s COO. He replaces Andrew Agwunobi, who resigned… Sherlyn A. Hailstone was named president of SSM-owned St. Joseph Health Center in St. Louis and Patrice Komoroski has been chosen as president of SSM-owned Hospital West, also in St. Louis. The two hospitals previously had one president, Kevin Kast, who has retired. Ms. Hailstone has been executive vice president(EVP) and CEO at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill. Ms. Komoroski has been EVP-chief operating officer (COO) at Hospital West… Laure Duhot has been named SVP of the international capital group, at Sunrise Senior Living Inc. (SRZ) Ms. Duhot had been founding partner and principal for MacQuarie Capital Partners… Sean Barden has been named VP and CFO at Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest Hospital, Ill., replacing Jim Wuellner, who has taken a position as CFO at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Minn. Mr. Barden had been corporate controller at Moses Cone Health System in Greensboro, N.C…. Robert Perry has been selected president and CEO of St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y. replacing Paul Chodkowski, who has taken a position as administrator of St. Anthony’s Summit Medical Center in Frisco, Colo. Mr. Perry had held a position as executive director and CEO of the Temple University Health System in Philadelphia… Bruce Bartoo has been named chief development officer for the Sisters of Mercy Health System of Chesterfield, Mo…. Mr. Bartoo had been a regional chief development officer for ProMedica Health System… Ryan Hickey has been selected as VP of operations of Forum Health Trumbell Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio. Mr. Hickey had been director of cancer services for the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center’s Markey Cancer Center in Lexington, Ky…. Christopher Carney, who retired in March as CEO of Bon Secours Health System in Marriottsville, Md., has joined executive search firm Witt/Kieffer of Oak Brook, Ill., as a recruiter and shareholder… Douglas L. Johnson was named CEO of Regency Hospital of Hattiesburg. Miss. He had been hospital administrator for Gulf State Health Systems… Michael Patterson was named president and CEO of Brown County Regional Healthcare in Georgetown, Ohio, replacing Bruce Bennett, who retired. Mr. Patterson had been CEO of Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton, Ky…. Kirk King was named president of Harris Methodist HEB Hospital, Bedford, Texas, replacing Jack McCabe, who was reportedly fired last summer after an internal inquiry into a medical office lease. Mr. King had been president of Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman (Texas). … Dennis Millirons was named president and CEO of Condell Health Network, Libertyville, Ill., replacing Eugene Pritchard, who is retiring. Mr. Millirons had been president and CEO of Riverside HealthCare, Kankakee, Ill…. Jim Hayman was named COO of Wishard Health Services in Indianapolis, replacing Steve Nathan of FTI Cambio Health Solutions, a healthcare management firm. Mr. Hayman had been SVP of clinical support services for Parkland Health and Hospitals System, Dallas… Robert Connors was named president of DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich., replacing David Alexander, who left to pursue other interests. Dr. Connors had been DeVos’ director of surgery and trauma services… Steven Glass was named CFO of the Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Health System, replacing Michael O’Boyle, was promoted to COO. Mr. Glass was controller, chief accounting officer and interim CFO…

Bill Peel was named chief development officer at Marshall Erdman & Associates, Madison, Wis. He had been EVP and chief operations officer for MetroNational… Michael D. Rendina was named asset management director for Rendina Cos. of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was previously with Lehman Brothers in New York… Mike Wagner was promoted to director of healthcare for Lauth Property Group in Indianapolis. He had been a healthcare development associate… David E. Keiser and Jacky W. Yung have joined the healthcare sector in RTKL’s Los Angeles office as principals. Mr. Keiser is as a planner and project manager, and Ms. Yung is as a lead designer… Gregory S. Bucher has joined the Sacramento, Calif., office of HGA Architects and Engineers as a senior associate and construction administrator. Teague Ho has joined HGA’s office as an associate and project manager. q

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