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St. David’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Austin, Texas, has named Don­ald Wilk­er­son CEO. Wilk­er­son, 59, has served as CEO of St. David’s North Austin Med­i­cal Cen­ter, since 1998. Both hos­pi­tals are part of St. David’s Health­Care. In his new role, Wilk­er­son will have re­spon­si­bil­ity for St. David’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter as well as the Heart Hos­pi­tal of Austin and St. David’s Ge­orge­town (Texas) Hos­pi­tal. He suc­ceeds David

Huff­s­tut­ler, who was tapped as pres­i­dent and CEO of the St. David’s Health­Care sys­tem in Fe­bru­ary. A search is un­der way to name a re­place­ment for Wilk­er­son at St. David’s North Austin Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Wilk­er­son will as­sume his new po­si­tion once that ap­point­ment is made, ac­cord­ing to the re­lease. ... Sut­ter Med­i­cal Cen­ter has cho­sen Car­rie Owen

Pli­etz to as­sume lead­er­ship of the twocam­pus Sacra­mento, Calif., hos­pi­tal. She will take over Sept. 1 for re­tir­ing CEO Tom

Ga­gen. Owen Pli­etz, 35, joined the hos­pi­tal in Jan­uary as COO, a po­si­tion she pre­vi­ously held at Mills-Penin­sula Health Ser­vices, a two-cam­pus hos­pi­tal that like­wise is part of Sacra­men­to­based Sut­ter Health. She joined Sut­ter Health in 1999 as an ad­min­is­tra­tive res­i­dent. Last year, Owen Pli­etz re­ceived the Robert S. Hud­gens Me­mo­rial Award for Young Health­care Ex­ec­u­tive of the Year from the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Health­care Ex­ec­u­tives. Ga­gen, 61, has been Sut­ter Med­i­cal Cen­ter’s CEO since 2000 and is cred­ited with lead­ing a $724 mil­lion pro­ject to con­sol­i­date its fa­cil­i­ties on one ex­panded cam­pus, sched­uled to be com­plete in 2013. Ga­gen plans to re­main with the hos­pi­tal un­til Fe­bru­ary 2012. … Dr. Kurt New­man was named pres­i­dent and CEO of Chil­dren’s Na­tional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Wash­ing­ton. New­man, 59, is sched­uled to as­sume the role Sept. 1 and suc­ceeds Ed­win

Zech­man, who pre­vi­ously an­nounced he planned to re­tire af­ter 17 years in the po­si­tion. New­man has worked at Chil­dren’s Na­tional for 25 years, since 2004 as se­nior VP for its cen­ter for sur­gi­cal care. … Carol Seals was named CFO of In­di­ana Univer­sity Health Ball Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal, Mun­cie, Ind. Seals, 48, has guided the in­te­gra­tion of Ball Me­mo­rial into IU Health as a mem­ber of fi­nan­cial ser­vices group for the In­di­anapo­lis-based sys­tem (for­merly called Clar­ian Health) and the hos­pi­tal’s di­rec­tor of fi­nance, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. The sys­tem ac­quired Ball Me­mo­rial in 2009. Seals as­sumed the new po­si­tion July 3 and suc­ceeds Harold

Ber­fiend, 45, who was pro­moted to COO in March. … HCA, Nashville, said in a se­cu­ri­ties fil­ing that Bev­erly Wal­lace, a long­time ex­ec­u­tive who is pres­i­dent of the com­pany’s Par­al­lon Busi­ness So­lu­tions sub­sidiary, in­formed the com­pany that she will re­tire as of Dec. 31. Wal­lace, 60, be­gan her health­care ca­reer in 1983 with the hos­pi­tal divi­sion of Hu­mana, ac­cord­ing to her HCA bi­og­ra­phy page. That divi­sion was sold to Columbia Health­care Corp. in 1993, and then Columbia merged with HCA in 1994. Wal­lace served as CFO of the MidAt­lantic divi­sion un­til 1998, when she was ap­pointed VP of man­aged care and physi­cian ser­vices. In 2001, Wal­lace took over HCA’s shared ser­vices group. She was pres­i­dent of the group un­til Fe­bru­ary, when she was named pres­i­dent of the then-un­named sub­sidiary, which pro­vides rev­enue-cy­cle, group pur­chas­ing, sup­ply chain and staffing ser­vices to HCA hos­pi­tals and oth­ers out­side the com­pany. Wal­lace serves on the board of the Fed­er­a­tion of Amer­i­can Hos­pi­tals and for­merly served on the board of the Health­care Fi­nan­cial Man­age­ment As­so­ci­a­tion. … Wel­lS­pan Health named Jane Hyde to suc­ceed Dr.

Kevin Mosser as Wel­lS­pan se­nior VP and pres­i­dent of Get­tys­burg Health, the York, Pa.-based sys­tem said. Two-hos­pi­tal Wel­lS­pan named Mosser ex­ec­u­tive VP and COO this year, the sys­tem said in a news re­lease an­nounc­ing Hyde’s ap­point­ment. Hyde will join Wel­lS­pan in Septem­ber from Ag­ne­sian Health­Care, Fond du Lac, Wis., where she was se­nior VP of strate­gic de­vel­op­ment and com­mu­nity af­fairs, the re­lease said. She also was pre­vi­ously CEO of Ag­ne­sian’s re­tail arm, Ag­ne­sian Health­Care En­ter­prise. Ages for Hyde and Mosser were not avail­able at dead­line.



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