Schanel takes over as president of Moses Cone Memorial Hospital
Judy Schanel was promoted to president of Moses Cone Memorial Hospital and executive VP of its parent, Moses Cone Health System, both in Greensboro, N.C., effective Aug. 9. Schanel replaces Tom
Gettinger, who left the system in May to become COO of WakeMed, Raleigh, N.C. Schanel joined the Moses Cone system in 2002 and became vice president and service line administrator at the Moses Cone hospital in 2005. Schanel’s age was not provided by deadline. … St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, N.Y., named Kathryn Howe
Ruscitto to succeed Theodore Pasinski as president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Pasinski, 57, who joined the hospital in 1974, was named CEO in 1994. He will step down at the end of the year. Ruscitto was named St. Joseph’s executive VP in 2009 and joined the hospital in 2001 as senior VP for strategic, development and government affairs. St. Joseph’s declined to release Ruscitto’s age. … Samantha
Collier, 43, a former executive at HealthGrades, was named VP and system chief quality officer for St. Luke’s Health System, Boise, Idaho. The appointment to the newly created position is effective Sept. 13. Collier previously served as CMO and executive VP at HealthGrades, Golden, Colo. Collier worked for HealthGrades for eight years, according to a news release from St. Luke’s. During that time, she also continued her private practice as a hospitalist in Denver. … North ShoreLong Island Jewish Health System named Jennifer Mieres as its first chief diversity and inclusion officer and—also a newly created role—medical director of its Center for Learning and Innovation. Mieres, 50, was previously the director of nuclear cardiology for the New York University Langone Medical Center, according to the system. Mieres will act as a liaison on diversity for North Shore-LIJ with government and other healthcare organizations, the system said in a news release. She will also provide strategy and leadership within the Great Neck, N.Y.-based health system and will develop programs in diversity, cultural competency and healthcare literacy for doctors, nurses and other professionals and create a task force to promote healthcare careers among underrepresented, culturally diverse community members, the system said.