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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.



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