IN THE SPOT­LIGHT

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■ 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.

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