ON THE MOVE ...
Scott Reiner will succeed Larry Dodds as executive VP and COO at Adventist Health, Roseville, Calif. Dodds, 62, is retiring in May after nearly four decades with Adventist Health. Reiner, 46, has served as senior VP for Adventist Health since 2007. Previously, he was president and CEO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center. He also has worked as VP of specialty operations at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Nashville. Adventist Health operates facilities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington state. … John Beaman, 37, will succeed Jim
Brewster as Adventist Health’s VP of finance. Brewster, 60, will retire in late January. Beaman, CFO of the system’s Simi Valley (Calif.) Hospital, is scheduled to begin orientation for his new role at the end of December and will have part-time responsibilities at Simi Valley through January, the system said in a news release. Beaman previously served as a hospital CFO for Adventist Health’s San Joaquin Community Hospital, Bakersfield, Calif., and at three other health systems, the release said. ... Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston, named
Susan Distefano CEO of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, effective Jan. 3, according to a system news release. Distefano replaces Craig
Cordola, who was promoted this year to be CEO of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Children’s Memorial Hermann is housed within Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Distefano, a registered nurse, previously was senior VP of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, the release said. Memorial Hermann declined to release Distefano’s age. … After nearly 15 years at the helm, John
Mendelsohn announced that he will step down as president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and will work as the co-director of the hospital’s new Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy. Mendelsohn, 74, will remain on the MD Anderson faculty to conduct clinical and translational research at the institute, a news release said. Mendelsohn will continue as president until his successor is found. Before joining MD Anderson, Mendelsohn was at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York from 1985 to 1996, where he chaired the Department of Medicine. From 1970 to 1985, Mendelsohn worked at the University of California San Diego and was founding director of its cancer center in 1976. …
Bernard Tyson was promoted to president and COO for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan. Tyson is currently executive VP of the Oakland, Calif.-based notfor-profit managed-care giant, overseeing its eight regions nationwide. He joined Kaiser Permanente in 1981 as an administrative analyst and has held various positions, including running several Kaiser hospitals. In his new role, Tyson will continue to report to
George Halvorson, chairman and CEO. The job of president and COO has been vacant for several years. “Bernard has functioned as the chief operations officer for all Kaiser Permanente regions for the past four years,” Halvorson said in a statement. “He has been a solid and successful leader.” Tyson was named to
Modern Healthcare’s list of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare for 2010. … Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, hired former NorthShore University HealthSystem executive Ray Grady. Grady, 60, takes on the role of senior VP and chief administrative officer, a newly created position at Aurora. He will oversee affiliations, managed-care contracting and market development, among other duties, according to a news release. Grady left NorthShore two years ago, just as the suburban Chicago health system was changing its name and splitting from a longtime affiliation with Northwestern University. Aurora’s service area includes all of eastern Wisconsin and a section of northern Illinois. Grady worked nearly 30 years at Evanston (Ill.) Hospital, the flagship of NorthShore, before retiring near the end of 2008 as president and CEO of the hospital. … Catholic Health Partners, Cincinnati, announced the hiring of Steven Holman as president of Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, effective Jan. 3. Holman, whose age was not available, will replace Aurora Lambert, who retired from the hospital Sept. 30 after 27 years. Holman is leaving his position with Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, Ill., where he has been VP of planning and system services since 2007, and was clinical VP before that. Before joining BroMenn, Holman was administrator and CEO of Eureka (Ill.) Community Hospital for 11 years. The hospital, like BroMenn, was acquired this year by Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook, Ill. Catholic Healthcare Partners acquired Jewish Hospital this year from the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati. The hospital is part of CHP’s southwest Ohio division, known as Mercy Health Partners.
Omnicare named John Figueroa, president of McKesson Corp.’s U.S. pharmaceutical business, as CEO and a company director, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Joel Gemunder, who retired as Omnicare’s president and CEO and as a company director July 31. Denny
Shelton has served as interim president and CEO since August and will remain with the company as nonexecutive board chairman, according to an Omnicare news release. Before becoming U.S. pharmaceutical president for McKesson Corp., Figueroa held other executive-level roles for the company and at Baxter Healthcare Corp., where he worked for seven years. Brian Tyler will replace Figueroa as president of McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, effective Jan. 1, according to a news release. In his new role, Tyler will oversee McKesson’s U.S. pharmaceutical distribution business, which serves retail chains, independent pharmacies, mail-order and institutional providers. Tyler is currently president of McKesson Medical-Surgical. He has been with the company for 13 years.