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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.



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