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Catholic Health­care Part­ners, Cincin­nati, an­nounced Steven

Mickus, re­gional CEO, will as­sume the role of sys­tem COO. The Ro­man Catholic sys­tem also an­nounced the pro­mo­tions of two CEOs to po­si­tions at the sys­tem level. Mickus, 57, cur­rently serves as the CEO of CHP’s north­ern di­vi­sion of seven hos­pi­tals and will re­tain this ti­tle as he be­comes the sys­tem COO. Mickus will as­sume re­spon­si­bil­i­ties for de­part­ing COO David Jimenez, who an­nounced in De­cem­ber 2008 that he was leav­ing the sys­tem to pur­sue more hands-on mis­sion­ary work. Jimenez will con­tinue to lead the Mercy Health Part­ners Ten­nessee re­gion for CHP un­til the end of the year. CHP also an­nounced that James May, CEO of CHP’s cen­tral di­vi­sion, was tapped to lead the new se­nior health and hous­ing di­vi­sion, which will over­see long-term care and se­nior hous­ing at the sys­tem level. May, 58, re­tains his cen­tral di­vi­sion CEO role as well. John Starcher, 39, was named CEO of the sys­tem’s east­ern and south­ern di­vi­sions, over­see­ing op­er­a­tions in four re­gional sys­tems owned by CHP in Ken­tucky, Ohio, Penn­syl­va­nia and Ten­nessee.

Lee Ann Liska, 46, left her post as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor and se­nior vice pres­i­dent of Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal, Cincin­nati, and next month is set to be­come COO of Mercy Health Part­ners, an Ohio di­vi­sion of Catholic Health Part­ners. Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal is one of two acute-care hos­pi­tals left in the splin­tered Health Al­liance of Greater Cincin­nati, and Liska’s move traces the steps of Jewish Hos­pi­tal, which dropped out of the al­liance and was acquired by Mercy Health Part­ners in a deal that closed in March. In a memo to em­ploy­ees, health al­liance Chair­man Ge­orge Strike ac­knowl­edged the re­tire­ment of Dor­man Faw­ley, co-CEO of the al­liance since last year. Faw­ley had been the al­liance’s COO since 1997 and along with Rick Hinds as­sumed lead­er­ship of the or­ga­ni­za­tion af­ter the de­par­ture of Ken­neth Hanover. The memo also in­di­cates the board it­self will be re­or­ga­nized again as soon as the or­ga­ni­za­tion ad­justs to the terms of a set­tle­ment agree­ment that leaves the Uni­ver­sity of Cincin­nati as the only re­main­ing party to the al­liance. Strike writes that the cur­rent five-mem­ber board will over­see the al­liance un­til the of­fi­cial for­ma­tion of UC Health, a new name­plate cre­ated to in­clude Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal and West Ch­ester (Ohio) Med­i­cal Cen­ter, a hos­pi­tal that the al­liance opened last year.

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