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Tenet Health­care Corp., Dal­las, pro­moted

Jef­frey Koury to se­nior VP of op­er­a­tions for its Cal­i­for­nia re­gion, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. Koury is suc­ceed­ing Jef­fery

Flocken, who an­nounced his re­tire­ment last month. Koury, 51, most re­cently was VP of op­er­a­tions fi­nance for the Cal­i­for­nia re­gion, which in­cludes 11 hos­pi­tals in Cal­i­for­nia and one in Omaha, Neb. Koury has worked for 25 years with Tenet and one of its pre­de­ces­sor com­pa­nies, Na­tional Med­i­cal En­ter­prises, Santa Mon­ica, Calif., start­ing as a se­nior in­ter­nal au­di­tor in 1986. More re­cently, he has served as VP of fi­nance for three Tenet re­gions. … Erik Wexler was named pres­i­dent and CEO of St. Vin­cent Hos­pi­tal in Worces­ter, Mass. Wexler is sched­uled to be­gin the job July 5, tak­ing over for Joe Mul­lany, the pres­i­dent of par­ent Van­guard Health Sys­tems’ north­east re­gion, who pro­vided in­terim lead­er­ship af­ter the Au­gust 2010 de­par­ture of John Smith­hisler. The cir­cum­stances of Smith­hisler’s de­par­ture were not dis­closed. Wexler comes to St. Vin­cent from LifeBridge Health in Bal­ti­more, where he was se­nior VP and pres­i­dent of its North­west Hos­pi­tal, Ran­dall­stown, Md. A Van­guard spokesman said he was not able to pro­vide Wexler’s age. … WakeMed Health & Hos­pi­tals, Raleigh, N.C., has hired a new chief nurs­ing of­fi­cer from a pub­lic hos­pi­tal in Florida. Cindy Al­ness Boily will start as se­nior VP and CNO of WakeMed on June 13, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. Most re­cently, Boily was CNO of Broward Gen­eral Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Fort Laud­erdale, Fla. Boily also served in var­i­ous se­nior nurs­ing roles at two Florida hos­pi­tals that were owned by Nashville-based HCA and then sold to Lee Me­mo­rial Health Sys­tem, Fort My­ers, dur­ing her ten­ure. Boily re­places Mary Ann Wil­cox, who left WakeMed to be­come CNO of Caroli­nas Health­Care Sys­tem, Char­lotte, N.C. … Caron­delet Health Net­work, Tuc­son, Ariz., named Odette Bolano to the newly cre­ated po­si­tion of net­work COO. Bolano, a reg­is­tered nurse, cur­rently serves as ex­ec­u­tive VP and CEO of Caron­delet St. Joseph’s Hos­pi­tal and Caron­delet Heart & Vas­cu­lar In­sti­tute in Tuc­son. She be­gins her new po­si­tion June 13, ac­cord­ing to a Caron­delet news re­lease. The net­work, a divi­sion of As­cen­sion Health, said the po­si­tion was cre­ated to lead in­te­gra­tion of care and qual­ity ini­tia­tives across its three hos­pi­tals, 21 pri­mary-and spe­cialty-care prac­tices, and two spe­cialty in­sti­tutes. Caron­delet de­clined to pro­vide Bolano’s age.


Medtronic named Omar Ishrak to suc­ceed

Wil­liam Hawkins as the com­pany’s chair­man and CEO, ef­fec­tive June 13. Hawkins, 57, pre­vi­ously an­nounced plans to re­tire. Hawkins will con­sult for the Min­neapo­lis-based med­i­cal-de­vice maker through April 2012 af­ter step­ping down as CEO in June, a Medtronic spokesman said. Ishrak, 55, joins Medtronic from GE Health­care Sys­tems, a divi­sion of GE Health­care, where he was pres­i­dent and CEO. He joined GE Health­care in 1995 and held sev­eral po­si­tions within the divi­sion. … GE Health­care named Tom

Gen­tile, VP of the com­pany’s avi­a­tion ser­vices divi­sion, to re­place Ishrak as pres­i­dent and CEO of its health­care sys­tems divi­sion. The com­pany named

Mike Swin­ford, the head of its North Amer­i­can divi­sion, as pres­i­dent and CEO of a newly cre­ated busi­ness that will over­see global ser­vice strat­egy.


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