Larry Sanders plans to retire Sept. 30 as chairman and CEO of Columbus (Ga.) Regional Healthcare System. Sanders joined the organization—then a single hospital now known as the Medical Center—as a VP in 1981. Sanders, 60, became executive VP and COO two years later and then assumed that title over the newly formed Columbus Regional Healthcare System in 1986, rising to his current role in 1989. He was president of the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2003 and received the organization’s Gold Medal Award in 2006. … Joseph Ross will become president and CEO of Meritus Health in Hagerstown, Md., on April 4, the western Maryland healthcare provider announced. Ross, 56, succeeds James Hamill, who will retire this year. Ross most recently was president and CEO of Shore Health System of Maryland in the town of Easton and previously was president and CEO at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, Wis., for eight years. … Texas Health Resources, Arlington, named
Winjie Tang Miao president of a new hospital under construction in Fort Worth called Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance. Miao, 32, currently is president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, Texas. Miao will assume responsibilities for the role at the new hospital immediately and will keep her responsibilities at the hospital in Azle until a replacement is hired. In 2008, she was named a Modern Healthcare Up & Comer. … Temple University named Dr.
Larry Kaiser, 57, to succeed Edmond Notebaert as senior executive VP for health sciences and CEO of Temple University Health System, Philadelphia. Kaiser, who was also named dean of the Temple University School of Medicine, will assume the post no later than April 1, according to a news release. He succeeds Dr. John Daly as dean. Kaiser joins Temple from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he is president and the Alkek-Williams chairman, as well as a professor of surgery and cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. … Cindy Adams was named chief nursing officer for Community Health Network, based in Indianapolis. Adams is scheduled to begin the job Feb. 26 and will replace
Jan Bingle, who is retiring. Adams, 49, is a certified adult nurse practitioner and joined Community Health Network in 1988 as a staff nurse. Since then, she has held several leadership positions, most recently serving as chief nurse executive and VP of nursing for Community Heart and Vascular.