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Wayne Smith, 64, was named chair­man­elect of the Fed­er­a­tion of Amer­i­can Hos­pi­tals at the group’s an­nual meet­ing in Wash­ing­ton. Smith is chair­man, pres­i­dent and CEO of Com­mu­nity Health Sys­tems, Franklin, Tenn. William

Car­pen­ter, pres­i­dent and CEO of LifePoint Hos­pi­tals, Brent­wood, Tenn., was con­firmed as chair­man. Car­pen­ter re­places Trevor Fet­ter, pres­i­dent and CEO of Tenet Health­care Corp., Dal­las, who served for one year as chair­man.

CON­SULT­ING

Sul­li­van, Cot­ter and As­so­ci­ates, Chicago, named Ted Chien its new pres­i­dent and CEO, and tapped him to open the firm’s new Min­neapo­lis of­fice. Chien, 47, for­merly served as CEO of In­genix Con­sult­ing, owned by Min­netonka, Minn.-based Unit­edHealth Group, where he also held the ti­tle of se­nior vice pres­i­dent of cor­po­rate client re­la­tion­ships. At Sul­li­van Cot­ter, Chien re­places Bill Quirk, who now is a busi­ness de­vel­op­ment di­rec­tor for Hay Group.

GOV­ERN­MENT

Robert Pet­zel was sworn in as un­der­sec­re­tary for health at the Vet­er­ans Af­fairs Depart­ment, the agency an­nounced. Pet­zel, a physi­cian, will be head­ing the Vet­er­ans Health Ad­min­is­tra­tion. Since May 2009, Pet­zel had been serv­ing as the VA’s act­ing prin­ci­pal deputy un­der­sec­re­tary for health. In other ca­pac­i­ties, Pet­zel di­rected one of the agency’s ge­o­graphic health­care net­works cov­er­ing eight med­i­cal cen­ters and 42 com­mu­nity-based out­pa­tient clin­ics serv­ing vet­er­ans in seven states. His age was un­avail­able. … Richard

Citron, 63, an­nounced his re­tire­ment as di­rec­tor of the Philadel­phia Vet­er­ans Af­fairs Med­i­cal Cen­ter, af­ter nearly four decades in VA health­care. Citron has been di­rec­tor of the cen­ter since Au­gust 2007 and will of­fi­cially re­tire May 1, ac­cord­ing to a writ­ten state­ment from the Philadel­phia VA, which is af­fil­i­ated with the Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia. A na­tional search will be con­ducted for a new di­rec­tor, ac­cord­ing to a spokesman for the med­i­cal cen­ter.

HOS­PI­TALS, SYS­TEMS

Alexan­der Hatala, pres­i­dent and CEO of Catholic Health East sub­sidiary Lour­des Health Sys­tem, Cam­den, N.J., will step down to as­sume an ad­vo­cacy and net­work in­te­gra­tion role with the sys­tem’s par­ent com­pany, Catholic Health East, it was an­nounced last month. Hatala, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Lour­des since 1998 and an ex­ec­u­tive with the sys­tem for more than 25 years, will re­main CEO un­til a suc­ces­sor is named, which is ex­pected to take six to nine months, said Lour­des spokes­woman Wendy Marano. Hatala’s role with CHE will in­clude net­work in­te­gra­tion and physi­cian align­ment for the New­town Square, Pa.-based sys­tem’s four New Jer­sey hos­pi­tals, Marano said. Hatala’s age was un­avail­able at dead­line. … San Juan Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Farm­ing­ton, N.M., has named Rick Wal­lace as the hospi­tal’s new pres­i­dent and CEO. Wal­lace, 57, suc­ceeds Steve Alt­miller, who re­signed from the po­si­tion in July 2009 to be­come pres­i­dent of North Mis­sis­sippi Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Tu­pelo. Wal­lace be­gan Feb. 8. Pre­vi­ously, Wal­lace had been the CEO of St. Mary’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Enid, Okla. … Trin­ity Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Birm­ing­ham, Ala., said in­terim CEO Keith

Granger was ap­pointed pres­i­dent and CEO of the hospi­tal on a full-time ba­sis, ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately. Granger, 58, joined Trin­ity on an in­terim ba­sis in Oc­to­ber 2009. Granger had been pres­i­dent and CEO of Flow­ers Hospi­tal in Dothan, Ala., since 1992, a Flow­ers Hospi­tal spokes­woman said. Both Trin­ity and Flow­ers are owned by Com­mu­nity Health Sys­tems, Franklin, Tenn. … Athens-Lime­stone Hospi­tal, an af­fil­i­ate of Huntsville (Ala.) Hospi­tal, named Kelli Pow­ers as the hospi­tal’s new CEO, ef­fec­tive in late March. Pow­ers, 41, suc­ceeds Cary Payne, who re­tired at the end of 2009. Cur­rently, Pow­ers is CEO of Lanier Health Ser­vices in Val­ley, Ala.

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