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An­drea Price was named pres­i­dent and CEO of a re­gional health sys­tem in Ohio owned by Catholic Health­care Part­ners, fol­low­ing her ap­point­ment one year ago as COO of the lo­cal sys­tem, Mercy. Price, 51, re­places Steven Mickus, who was pro­moted to a role as sys­tem COO for Catholic Health­care Part­ners, Cincin­nati. Mickus also re­tains the ti­tle of CEO of Catholic Health­care Part­ners’ north­ern di­vi­sion, an area that in­cludes Mercy and sev­eral other lo­cal sys­tems and hos­pi­tals. Price came to Mercy as COO last fall af­ter a job as ex­ec­u­tive VP and COO for Spar­row Health Sys­tem, Lans­ing, Mich. Price is also pres­i­dent-elect of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Health Ser­vices Ex­ec­u­tives. Price was named one of Mod­ern

Health­care’s Top 25 Mi­nor­ity Ex­ec­u­tives in Health­care in 2008. …

Vir­ginia Frank will

suc­ceed Blaine Dou­glas as pres­i­dent of Hol­ston Val­ley Med­i­cal Cen­ter, the largest hos­pi­tal in Well­mont Health Sys­tem. Frank, 62, will as­sume her post at the Kingsport, Tenn.-based hos­pi­tal on Sept. 7, Well­mont said in a news re­lease. Dou­glas left Hol­ston Val­ley in July and ac­cepted a po­si­tion at Aspen Health­care Met­rics in En­gle­wood, Colo. Denny

DeNar­vaez, Well­mont’s pres­i­dent and CEO, worked with Frank at Florida Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Fort Laud­erdale, and then re­cruited Frank in 2005 to serve as VP of op­er­a­tions for Abbott North­west­ern Hos­pi­tal, Minneapolis. In 2006, DeNar­vaez re­cruited Frank once again to St. John’s Mercy Med­i­cal Cen­ter in St. Louis, where Frank has held roles as ad­min­is­tra­tor of St. John’s Mercy’s Heart and Vas­cu­lar Hos­pi­tal, and as the cen­ter’s VP of op­er­a­tions. … David

Ameen was ap­proved as the new pres­i­dent and CEO of Lo­gans­port (Ind.) Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal in a vote by the hos­pi­tal’s trustees. Ameen, 59, since 2008 has been VP and ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor for Kaiser Per­ma­nente Kern County, Bak­ers­field, Calif., and pre­vi­ously was pres­i­dent and CEO of St. Charles Mercy Hos­pi­tal in Ore­gon, Ohio. In Lo­gans­port, he re­places in­terim leader Alan Biggs, who will re­turn to his role as COO when Ameen joins the hos­pi­tal in mid-Oc­to­ber. … Via Christi Health, Wi­chita, Kan., said

Randy Peter­son now over­sees the op­er­a­tions of all of the sys­tem’s six hos­pi­tals, hav­ing added its Wi­chita hos­pi­tals to his du­ties. Peter­son, 56, had been se­nior VP of re­gional op­er­a­tions, over­see­ing the sys­tem’s three hos­pi­tals out­side of Wi­chita, since Septem­ber 2006. Peter­son is tak­ing on du­ties for­merly car­ried out by Micha­lene

Maringer, who re­signed from the sys­tem in April. The sep­a­rate po­si­tion over­see­ing Wi­chita op­er­a­tions has been elim­i­nated, ac­cord­ing to a Via Christi spokesman. … Five months af­ter open­ing its doors, the new Aurora Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Sum­mit, Wis., has a new ad­min­is­tra­tor fol­low­ing the res­ig­na­tion of for­mer top of­fi­cial Fran Finley. Of­fi­cials with Mil­wau­kee­based Aurora Health Care said Finley, 54, re­signed to take an­other op­por­tu­nity, which was not an­nounced pre­vi­ously and no fur­ther in­for­ma­tion was avail­able, a sys­tem spokesman said. The change was ef­fec­tive Aug. 2. Finley was tapped to lead the hos­pi­tal in Sum­mit in Jan­uary 2009, and over­saw its con­struc­tion and grand open­ing in March 2010. Finley pre­vi­ously served as ad­min­is­tra­tor of the sys­tem’s Aurora Med­i­cal Cen­ter of Oshkosh (Wis.) when that hos­pi­tal opened in 2003. Finley’s re­place­ment as VP and chief ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer of Aurora Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Sum­mit is Dan

Bonk, who joined Aurora in 2003 and most re­cently served as an ex­ec­u­tive VP cov­er­ing Aurora’s mar­ket in south­east­ern Wis­con­sin. ... Randy

McVay was named CFO for HCA-owned Ocala (Fla.) Health Sys­tem. McVay, 48, leaves a role as op­er­a­tions CFO with LifePoint Hos­pi­tals, Brent­wood, Tenn., where he also served as a di­vi­sion CFO for the for-profit sys­tem. McVay takes over the role of Ocala CFO from Jeff Baiocco, who re­cently be­came the CFO for East­ern Idaho Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Idaho Falls, an­other sys­tem owned by Nashville-based HCA, an Ocala spokesper­son said. At Ocala, McVay will pro­vide di­rec­tion for fi­nan­cial op­er­a­tions and strate­gic plan­ning for the sys­tem.






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