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Peter Ba­s­tone will re­sign ef­fec­tive June 30 as pres­i­dent and CEO of Mis­sion Hos­pi­tal, which is based in Mis­sion Viejo, Calif., and has a sec­ond cam­pus in La­guna Beach. Ba­s­tone, 53, joined Mis­sion Hos­pi­tal in 1996 af­ter serv­ing as CEO of Daniel Free­man Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal in In­gle­wood, Calif. In a news re­lease from Mis­sion’s par­ent, St. Joseph Health Sys­tem, Orange, Calif., Ba­s­tone is quoted as say­ing he is leav­ing to pur­sue un­spec­i­fied op­por­tu­ni­ties. Ba­s­tone is the board chair of the Al­liance of Catholic Health Care, which rep­re­sents Catholic hos­pi­tals in Cal­i­for­nia. … Sis­ters of Mercy Health Sys­tem, Ch­ester­field, Mo., pro­moted Vance

Moore to se­nior VP of op­er­a­tions. It also named Gene Kirtser pres­i­dent and CEO of ROi, Mercy’s sup­ply chain divi­sion. Moore, 50, had served as pres­i­dent and CEO of ROi since 2002. In his newly cre­ated po­si­tion at Mercy, Moore’s re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in­clude over­see­ing ROi and Mercy Tech­nol­ogy Ser­vices. Kirtser, 41, joined ROi as COO in 2007. … Clif­ford

Shiepe has been named CEO of TriC­ity Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Hawai­ian Gar­dens, Calif. Shiepe, 62, re­places Art Ger­rick, who left to pur­sue other in­ter­ests. Shiepe had been the not-for-profit hos­pi­tal’s se­nior VP for the past year. Pre­vi­ously, he was COO and in­terim CEO at Vic­tor Val­ley Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal in Vic­torville, Calif. He has also served as board chair­man of Tri-City Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter. … Tenet Health­care Corp., Dal­las, an­nounced that Park Plaza Hos­pi­tal in Hous­ton has named

John Tressa as its CEO. Tressa, 48, has been in­terim CEO of the hos­pi­tal since Jan­uary 2010 and joined it as COO in 2006. Tressa has su­per­vised ex­pan­sion pro­grams, such as a bone and joint pavil­ion, and ini­ti­ated an af­fil­i­a­tion with the Baylor Col­lege of Medicine. … Matt Max­field was named CEO of Se­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter Harker Heights (Texas), a hos­pi­tal un­der con­struc­tion that is ex­pected to open in the fall of next year. Max­field, 47, was CEO of for-profit Brown­wood (Texas) Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter be­fore start­ing April 25 as the head of the Harker Heights hos­pi­tal. The hos­pi­tal is a joint ven­ture of for-profit LHP Hos­pi­tal Group, Plano, Texas, and not-for-profit Se­ton Fam­ily of Hos­pi­tals, Austin, Texas, which is part of As­cen­sion Health, St. Louis. A ground­break­ing on the hos­pi­tal was held April 4.


Wil­liam Cook, founder of the Cook Group, died April 15 of con­ges­tive heart fail­ure, ac­cord­ing to a com­pany state­ment. He was 80. Cook founded the Cook Group, a pri­vately held med­i­cal de­vice com­pany based in Bloom­ing­ton, Ind., in 1963. It now em­ploys more than 10,000 peo­ple in U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin Amer­ica. “His phi­los­o­phy of putting peo­ple and pa­tients first is re­spon­si­ble for our com­pany’s 48 years of un­prece­dented growth and suc­cess,” Kem Hawkins, pres­i­dent of the Cook Group, said in the news re­lease.



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