ON THE MOVE ...
The Ohio Hospital Association promoted Amy Andres to the position of VP of data services. She succeeds Dan Paoletti, who was named CEO of the Ohio Health Information Partnership. Andres, 44, joined OHA in December 2010 as director of data services. She will now be in charge of the association’s data services, information technology, staffing and unemployment compensation departments. She helped found OHIP and serves on its board of directors. Previously, she served as a health information technology officer for the state of Ohio and was CIO for the Ohio Department of Education. Paoletti’s responsibilities include stakeholder engagement, managing federal health information technology grants, and collaborating with doctors, hospitals and healthcare professionals across the state. Previously, Paoletti, 48, served as an OHA VP and as COO at OHA Solutions.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston named Dr. Kevin Tabb president and CEO, effective Oct. 17. Tabb, 47, currently is CMO at Stanford Hospital & Clinics in Palo Alto, Calif. He previously was Stanford Hospital’s chief quality and medical information officer. Earlier in his career, he was president of clinical data services for GE Healthcare Information Technologies. He will replace Eric Buehrens, who has served as BIDMC’s interim president and CEO since January, when Paul Levy announced he would step down. … Lawrence Kloess III announced that he will retire as president of HCA’s TriStar division effective Dec. 31, according to a company news release. Kloess, 56, has worked for HCA since 1983, when he took a position as assistant administrator of a hospital in Clearwater, Fla. Kloess has been president of the TriStar division since 2005. The division includes 17 hospitals and nine ambulatory surgery centers, primarily in Tennessee. The division also includes facilities in Kentucky and Georgia. Kloess also served as president and CEO of HCA’s flagship, Centennial Medical Center and Parthenon Pavilion, from 1998 to 2005. … HCA promoted
Dr. Ravi Chari to fill the new position of VP of clinical excellence. Chari, 46, previously was CMO of the TriStar Division. In his new role, he is charged with promoting physician engagement and reducing unnecessary clinical variation, according to a news release. Chari joined the company in 2008 as CMO of Centennial Medical Center and Parthenon Pavilion, Nashville. … The board of El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, Calif., chose Tomi Ryba as the facility’s next president and CEO. Ryba has been president of United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., and a senior VP for its parent, Minneapolis-based Allina Hospitals & Clinics, according to an El Camino news release. She previously was COO at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. Ryba, whose age was not provided, is expected to begin the job at El Camino on Oct. 5, taking over for interim leader Ned Borgstrom. The vacancy was created at the end of June by the departure of Kenneth Graham. Borgstrom also has been serving as interim CFO and will retain that role until a permanent CFO is named. … CoxHealth, Springfield, Mo., named Steven Edwards to replace Robert Bezanson as president and CEO of the system when Bezanson retires Dec. 31. Edwards, 45, joined Cox in 1992 and has been executive VP and COO since 2007. His previous positions with the system include VP of clinical services and senior VP of regional services. Bezanson, 65, announced his retirement last month. He has worked for Cox since 1981 and has been its president and CEO since Aug. 1, 2004. … Adventist Health, Roseville, Calif., announced the appointments of Rick Bockmann and
Gwen Matthews as CEOs for two of its hospitals. Bockmann, 55, will serve as president and CEO of Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits, Calif., while Matthews, 58, will fill the CEO post at Ukiah Valley (Calif.) Medical Center. Bockmann will begin Sept. 26 and replaces Kevin Erich, who in May moved over as CEO at Adventist’s Feather River Hospital in Paradise, Calif. Matthews replaces Terry Burns, who left in June to become president of Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia, Ohio, part of the Dayton, Ohio-based Kettering Health Network. Bockmann previously was VP for physician services at St. Helena (Calif.) Hospital Napa Valley and CEO of Adventist Health/California Medical Group since 2007. Matthews comes to Ukiah Valley on Oct. 3 from Glendale (Calif.) Adventist Medical Center, where she was senior VP and chief nursing officer. … Gary Duncan, president and CEO of Freeman Health System, Joplin, Mo., plans to