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Na­tional Sur­gi­cal Hos­pi­tals, Chicago, named its CFO, Bryan

Fisher, pres­i­dent and COO. Fisher takes the pres­i­dent slot from John Rex-Waller, who will re­tain his ti­tle of CEO at the for-profit sur­gi­cal hos­pi­tal and am­bu­la­tory sur­gi­cal cen­ter com­pany. Jim Grant, cur­rent COO, will re­main an ex­ec­u­tive VP un­til his planned re­tire­ment in Fe­bru­ary 2012, ac­cord­ing to a com­pany news re­lease. David Wat­son, pre­vi­ously se­nior VP and CFO for Com­mu­nity Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ters, was named CFO at Na­tional Sur­gi­cal, which de­clined to pro­vide ages.

HOS­PI­TALS, SYS­TEMS

Charles Neu­mann was cho­sen to re­place Jef­frey Nor­man as pres­i­dent and CEO of St. Joseph Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Tow­son, Md. Neu­mann, ex­pected to start Aug. 23, pre­vi­ously served as se­nior VP of op­er­a­tions for Bon Se­cours Health Sys­tem in Mar­riottsville, Md. Most re­cently, he worked for FTI Health­care, a con­sult­ing firm, in Bos­ton. Nor­man joined St. Joseph Med­i­cal Cen­ter in 2009 af­ter three ex­ec­u­tives, in­clud­ing then-pres­i­dent and CEO John

Tolmie, re­signed amid a fed­eral in­ves­ti­ga­tion into St. Joseph’s re­la­tion­ship with a car­di­ol­ogy group; St. Joseph, which is owned by Den­ver-based Catholic Health Ini­tia­tives, agreed in 2010 to pay $22 mil­lion to set­tle the mat­ter with­out ad­mit­ting li­a­bil­ity. Nor­man an­nounced plans to leave St. Joseph Med­i­cal Cen­ter in July. … Metrohealth Sys­tem, Cleve­land, pro­moted Daniel Lewis, 57, to the new post of chief ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer. Lewis joined the sys­tem in 2007 as VP and chief hu­man re­sources of­fi­cer. Metrohealth is con­sol­i­dat­ing sev­eral ar­eas, and Lewis’ new job in­cludes over­see­ing hu­man re­sources, in­for­ma­tion and pro­tec­tive ser­vices, as well as call cen­ter op­er­a­tions. …

Daniel Beck joined Ed­ward Hos­pi­tal & Health Ser­vices, Naperville, Ill., as VP of le­gal af­fairs and gen­eral coun­sel. Beck, 42, joined Ed­ward on Aug. 1 and for the pre­vi­ous five years was a VP and re­gional coun­sel for Cleve­land-based Kaiser Foun­da­tion Health Plan of Ohio, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. He filled a vacancy cre­ated when Nanette Bu­falino left in Jan­uary to be­come chief le­gal of­fi­cer for Ad­ven­tist Mid­west Health, Hins­dale, Ill. …

James Meyer, long­time pres­i­dent and CEO of Med­cen­tral Health Sys­tem, Mans­field, Ohio, will re­tire next year. Meyer, 67, has spent 33 years with the health sys­tem, which an­nounced his de­par­ture ef­fec­tive in May 2012. He joined Mans­field Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal in 1978 as an ex­ec­u­tive VP and has over­seen the for­ma­tion and ex­pan­sion of the sys­tem since as­sum­ing the top lead­er­ship role at Mans­field Gen­eral in 1985. Mans­field merged with Shelby (Ohio) Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal in 1996 to be­come Med­cen­tral. The sys­tem, which hopes to name a new CEO in 2012, formed a com­mit­tee to search for a suc­ces­sor and will con­sider in­ter­nal can­di­dates.

IN­SUR­ERS

An­them Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Mis­souri, St. Louis, named Steve Martenet its new pres­i­dent, ef­fec­tive Sept. 1. Martenet, 45, cur­rently is pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager of spe­cialty busi­ness for the in­surer’s par­ent, Wel­lPoint, In­di­anapo­lis. Martenet also pre­vi­ously was pres­i­dent of Mil­wau­kee-based An­them Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wis­con­sin. He re­places Den­nis Matheis, who was pro­moted to VP of ex­change strate­gies for Wel­lPoint.

SUP­PLI­ERS

VHA, the na­tional health­care pur­chas­ing net­work based in Irv­ing, Texas, named Peter Cs­apo to the post of CFO. Cs­apo, most re­cently CFO and VP of cus­tomer op­er­a­tions at New­ton, Mass.-based McKes­son Health So­lu­tions, was ex­pected to start Aug. 22, ac­cord­ing to a VHA news re­lease. He re­places By­ron Jobe, who has served as in­terim CFO since he was named ex­ec­u­tive VP of ser­vice and de­liv­ery for VHA. In his new role, Cs­apo is re­spon­si­ble for ac­count­ing, fi­nance, trea­sure, in­ter­nal au­dit and man­aged in­for­ma­tion ser­vices ac­tiv­i­ties at VHA. His age was not pro­vided.

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