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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


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