Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Medical Center named Gary Bie to succeed Dennis
Mitchell as CFO. Mitchell, 56, has been named to a newly created role as the hospital’s first business development officer. Among Mitchell’s responsibilities will be efforts to position the hospital for health reform, according to a news release. Bie, 49, who will assume his role this month, joins Stony Brook from Nassau Health Care Corp., East Meadow, N.Y., where he is executive VP of finance. He was previously VP of finance and chief restructuring officer for Episcopal Health Services, Bethpage, N.Y.; CFO for Nova Healthcare Group; and CFO for PhyMatrix Corp. … John Colmers will fill the newly created post of VP for healthcare transformation and strategic planning at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore. He was scheduled to begin the job Feb. 14. Recently, Colmers, 57, served as secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the state agency responsible for Medicaid, public health, behavioral health, state health facilities and regulatory oversight. Previously, he was senior program officer for the Milbank Memorial Fund, a New York-based endowed national foundation that provides nonpartisan analysis and research on health policy issues. Colmers is the immediate past chairman and current board member of AcademyHealth. He is also a member of the Commonwealth Fund’s Commission on a High Performance Health System. …Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta named David Hefner executive VP of clinical affairs and chief executive of MCG Health System, Augusta. Hefner, 56, will work in the position part time while transitioning from his role as senior adviser for the Association of American Medical Colleges and will assume his new post full time July 1. Hefner will also serve as chief executive of the organization’s Physicians Practice Group as well as its chief strategy and transformation officer. Before working at the AAMC, Hefner was president of the University of Chicago Medical Center. ... West Penn Allegheny Health System named
Robert Brandfass to succeed Judy Hlafcsak as executive VP and general counsel, effective Feb. 1. Hlafcsak left the Pittsburghbased system in September, a West Penn Allegheny spokesman said in an e-mail. Brandfass, 50, joins the system during a costly restructuring. Previously, he was with West Virginia United Health System in Fairmont, where he was general counsel and also served during the past seven years as president and general counsel of West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown. … Ardent Health Services, Nashville, has promoted Clint Adams to be its CFO. Adams, 42, has been Ardent’s chief accounting officer since 2006. He joined the company in 2003 as an assistant VP for financial reporting, and then earned promotion to VP and controller. Adams, a certified public accountant, was an audit senior manager for Ernst & Young before joining Ardent, according to a news release. … Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas, has promoted an executive at its Houston Northwest Medical Center to be the hospital’s new CEO. Linda Mercier is replacing Drew Kahn as CEO of the hospital. Kahn is now VP of operations for Tenet’s Southern states region. Mercier, 62, has been the hospital’s COO since June 2006 and has worked at the hospital since 1982. Mercier is a registered nurse and was the hospital’s chief nursing officer from 1996 to 2004. ... Donnie Perkins was named VP of diversity and inclusion for University Hospitals, Cleveland, effective Feb. 8. Perkins will report to University Hospitals CEO Thomas Zenty. The position was created after the retirement of Zenty’s senior adviser, Dr. Ed Jackson. Perkins comes to the Cleveland system from Northeastern University in Boston, where he was dean and director of the office of institutional diversity and equity. He declined to provide his age.