IN THE SPOTLIGHT
■ William Murray will retire in June 2011 after more than a decade as president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, Lenexa, Kan., the system said. The system will conduct a national search to find a successor. Murray, 65, joined the system in 1978, serving as COO and then CEO of its Billings, Mont., hospital, now known as St. Vincent Healthcare. Murray left the system to be a regional senior vice president with Tenet Healthcare Corp., now based in Dallas, but remained on the Sisters of Charity health system’s board of directors. Murray rejoined the system as CEO in 1998 and was named president in 1999. Most recently, Murray oversaw a long process to rewrite the bylaws of Exempla Healthcare, a Denver-based system that the Sisters of Charity system sponsors. The system now has operational control of Exempla, while a local foundation retains five of the 10 board seats, according to an agreement reached in October and finalized in December.
■ Orlando (Fla.) Health system named Sherrie Sitarik to succeed John Hillenmeyer as president and CEO. Hillenmeyer, 61, is expected to retire at the end of the year after 13 years as its chief executive. He joined then-Orlando Regional Health System in 1982 and was an executive at two of the system’s hospitals before being promoted to a corporate executive, first as senior vice president and COO, then as executive vice president. Sitarik, Orlando Health’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer since 2008, was selected following more than a year of succession planning, the system said. Sitarik, 53, has held a series of executive positions at Orlando Health since joining the system as a nurse in 1978, including president of Orlando Regional Medical Center/Lucerne Pavilion and vice president and patient-care executive for the system’s acute services.