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Bos­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter se­lected Kate Walsh, cur­rently ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and COO at Bos­ton’s Brigham and Women’s Hospi­tal, to be its next pres­i­dent and CEO. Walsh, 53, was ap­proved by a unan­i­mous board vote on Jan. 5, ac­cord­ing to hospi­tal of­fi­cials. She will take over the post on March 1. Cur­rent Pres­i­dent and CEO Elaine Ul­lian, who an­nounced her plans to re­tire in July 2009, is ex­pected to leave Bos­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter on Jan. 29. … Tom Crilly suc­ceeded War­ren Hern as CFO at Unity Health Sys­tem, Rochester, N.Y., on Jan. 1. Crilly, 47, who was also pro­moted to se­nior vice pres­i­dent, was pre­vi­ously vice pres­i­dent and cor­po­rate con­troller. Hern, 57, for­merly CFO and ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent, suc­ceeded Unity Health Pres­i­dent and CEO Tim McCormick, 62, who re­tired af­ter 36 years as chief ex­ec­u­tive of the sys­tem and Park Ridge Health Sys­tem, one of two or­ga­ni­za­tions that merged in 1997 to form Unity Health. Unity Health, which owns Unity Hospi­tal, also named Maryal­ice Keller to the newly cre­ated role of vice pres­i­dent of brand and tal­ent man­age­ment. Keller, 52, for­merly vice pres­i­dent of cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions, was named vice pres­i­dent for hu­man re­sources in Au­gust. She will con­tinue to over­see both de­part­ments, as well as ed­u­ca­tion ser­vices, in her new role. … John Mitchell has started his new job as pres­i­dent and CEO of St. An­thony North Hospi­tal, a Cen­tura Health fa­cil­ity in West­min­ster, Colo. He re­placed James Dover, who left in April to be­come pres­i­dent and CEO of O’Con­nor Hospi­tal in San Jose, Calif. Mitchell, 56, was most re­cently work­ing as the pres­i­dent and CEO of Grays Har­bor Com­mu­nity Hospi­tal, a two-cam­pus fa­cil­ity in Aberdeen, Wash. Mitchell has also worked as a ra­dio host, tele­vi­sion news re­porter and was a broad­cast jour­nal­ist for the U.S. Navy. … Richard Han­son will join Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tals, Cleve­land, in the newly cre­ated po­si­tion of pres­i­dent of com­mu­nity hos­pi­tals and am­bu­la­tory net­works. Han­son, 54, comes to the sys­tem Jan. 15 from Mar­riottsville, Md.based Bon Se­cours Health Sys­tem, where he was sys­temwide vice pres­i­dent of per­for­mance man­age­ment. Hansen’s po­si­tion at Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tals was cre­ated as part of a re­or­ga­ni­za­tion of the sys­tem’s ex­ec­u­tive ranks im­ple­mented in De­cem­ber 2009. Han­son will over­see in­te­grated de­liv­ery of ser­vices at the sys­tem’s six com­mu­nity hos­pi­tals in north­east Ohio, as well as 18 am­bu­la­tory cen­ters, home care and a cam­pus where ser­vices in­clude re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and long-term acute care.


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