Kirk Wilson resigned as president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta. Wilson, 58, who has held the post since 2006, will leave the organization by year-end, according to Amanda Rosseter, a hospital spokeswoman. Paul
Johnson, St. Joseph’s COO, was appointed interim CEO, she said. St. Joseph’s has shelved unsuccessful partnership talks twice this year—first with Piedmont HealthCare in August and then with Emory Healthcare in October. But Rosseter said those failed joint ventures were not the motivation for Wilson’s departure. “He basically achieved everything he was brought in to do,” she said, citing the 2009 opening of St. Joseph’s Translational Research Institute, and the development of St. Joseph’s Medical Group. “He’s been very successful during his tenure here,” she said. Wilson did not announce any plans for a future position. St. Joseph’s has not yet started the search process, and Rosseter did not provide a projected timeframe for finding Wilson’s successor. …
Brian Jepson was named president of Rochester (N.Y.) General Hospital, a new position. Jepson, 40, previously worked as executive VP and COO of Metro Health, Grand Rapids, Mich. He started at the job Oct. 1, according to a spokesman. The hiring is designed to free up Mark Clement, president and CEO of Rochester General Health System, for “strategic issues and opportunities,” according to a news release.