ON THE MOVE ...
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.