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HOS­PI­TALS, SYS­TEMS

Greg Van Pelt will suc­ceed Russ

Daniel­son as CEO of Prov­i­dence Health & Ser­vices of Ore­gon, ef­fec­tive July 1. Daniel­son, 55, an­nounced his plans to re­tire in Jan­uary. Van Pelt, 58, is cur­rently ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of Prov­i­dence Health & Ser­vices, a health sys­tem with 24 hos­pi­tals in five Western states. He will con­tinue a lead­er­ship role for the over­all Ren­ton, Wash.-based sys­tem, in ad­di­tion to his new Ore­gon du­ties. …

Micha­lene Maringer re­signed as pres­i­dent and CEO of Via Christi Hos­pi­tals Wi­chita (Kan.), which in­cludes Via Christi Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, ef­fec­tive last week. Maringer served as top ex­ec­u­tive at the lo­cal sys­tem for less than two years. A writ­ten state­ment from Via Christi Health Sys­tem Pres­i­dent and CEO Kevin Conlin did not elab­o­rate on the rea­sons for Maringer’s de­par­ture, and a sys­tem spokesman de­clined to com­ment be­yond what was in a writ­ten news re­lease. Conlin ap­pointed Randy Peter­son, se­nior vice pres­i­dent of re­gional op­er­a­tions for Via Christi Health Sys­tem, as act­ing CEO. Via Christi de­clined to pro­vide ages. … The Uni­ver­sity of Texas South­west­ern Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Dal­las, named Bruce Meyer to suc­ceed John McCon­nell as ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of health sys­tem af­fairs. McCon­nell, 56, stepped down in Oc­to­ber 2008 to be­come CEO of Wake For­est Uni­ver­sity Bap­tist Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Win­stonSalem, N.C. Meyer, 52, joined the hos­pi­tal in 2007. … J. Larry Read will re­tire as pres­i­dent and CEO of Uni­ver­sity Health Care Sys­tem, Au­gusta, Ga., ef­fec­tive June 1. Read, 64, led the or­ga­ni­za­tion for 11 years.

Jim Davis, 54, Uni­ver­sity Health Care Sys­tem ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer, will take over Read’s po­si­tion, also ef­fec­tive June 1. While at Uni­ver­sity Health Care Sys­tem, Read over­saw a ma­jor ex­pan­sion and ren­o­va­tion project and also led qual­ity-of-care ini­tia­tives, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

IN­SUR­ERS

Robert Hatch is the new pres­i­dent of Re­gence Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Utah, ef­fec­tive June 1. Hatch re­places Scott Ide­son, who is re­tir­ing this sum­mer af­ter a tran­si­tion pe­riod, ac­cord­ing to the Salt Lake City-based health in­surer. Hatch is past pres­i­dent and CEO of Wells Fargo Utah, and un­til his ap­point­ment as pres­i­dent, a board mem­ber of the Re­gence Utah Blues. He spent three terms on the board of the health plan’s par­ent com­pany, the Re­gence Group, based in Port­land, Ore. Re­gence could not pro­vide ages for Hatch and Ide­son by dead­line.

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