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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.


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