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Michael Schat­zlein, 59, will end 16 years as an ex­ec­u­tive with Lutheran Health Net­work, Fort Wayne, Ind., ef­fec­tive June 4, to be the new pres­i­dent and CEO of St. Thomas Health Ser­vices, Nashville, ac­cord­ing to the health net­work. Schat­zlein first came to Fort Wayne in 1980 as a physi­cian in charge of build­ing an open­heart surgery pro­gram, Lutheran Health Net­work said. Schat­zlein re­places Pa­trick

Mad­den, who was pres­i­dent and CEO of an­other As­cen­sion Health sys­tem, Sa­cred Heart Health Sys­tem, Pen­sacola, Fla., and Gulf Coast/North Florida mar­ket leader when he took the helm at St. Thomas on an in­terim ba­sis. Mad­den re­tired from those po­si­tions on Jan. 1, ac­cord­ing to As­cen­sion. Mad­den re­placed Jim Houser, who an­nounced his res­ig­na­tion in Fe­bru­ary 2009 amid heavy physi­cian crit­i­cism of po­ten­tial cost-cut­ting moves that were in re­sponse to the re­ces­sion. Two other ex­ec­u­tives left the sys­tem the fol­low­ing week. … Catholic Health East, New­town Square, Pa., named physi­cian Michael McCoy its new chief med­i­cal in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer to col­lab­o­rate with other de­part­ments in elec­tronic health-record im­ple­men­ta­tion for the sys­tem. McCoy was most re­cently pres­i­dent and CEO of Physi­cian Technology Ser­vices, Nashville. He joins the sys­tem in a newly cre­ated role. CHE de­clined to pro­vide McCoy’s age. … HCA-HealthOne, Den­ver, a joint ven­ture of Nashville-based HCA and the Colorado Health Foun­da­tion, said Jen­nifer Alder­fer has been pro­moted to CEO of North Sub­ur­ban Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Thorn­ton, Colo. Alder­fer, 35, had been COO of North Sub­ur­ban since 2006. Alder­fer re­placed

Todd Stew­ard, who is now the CEO of an­other HCA joint ven­ture hos­pi­tal, St. David’s South Austin Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Austin, Texas. … Ivette Estrada, 64, has re­tired as ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and CEO of Chicago’s Our Lady of the Res­ur­rec­tion Med­i­cal Cen­ter, a po­si­tion she held for the past nine years. John

Short as­sumed in­terim lead­er­ship of the hos­pi­tal May 1. Short, 54, pre­vi­ously was se­nior vice pres­i­dent of op­er­a­tions and COO at Res­ur­rec­tion Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Chicago. Nei­ther fa­cil­ity is among the Catholic sys­tem’s two hos­pi­tals slated to be sold to for-profit Van­guard Health Sys­tems, Nashville. … Via Christi Health, Wi­chita, Kan., said it has cho­sen Kevin

Strecker to be the CEO of the Via Christi Hos­pi­tal that it is build­ing west of Wi­chita, sched­uled to open in Au­gust. Strecker, 40, most re­cently served as vice pres­i­dent of op­er­a­tions. Strecker’s ap­point­ment was ef­fec­tive May 17.



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