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UAB Health Sys­tem, Birm­ing­ham, Ala., named Dr. Jorge Al­sip the sys­tem’s first CMO, ef­fec­tive Oct. 4. Al­sip, 52, cur­rently is med­i­cal di­rec­tor of con­sult­ing ser­vices for Cerner Corp., Kansas City, Mo. He also has con­sulted on UAB Health’s elec­tronic health-record ini­tia­tives since 2006. Al­sip is a board-cer­ti­fied emer­gency physi­cian and pre­vi­ously prac­ticed for 20 years at Springhill Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Mo­bile, Ala. In his new role, Al­sip will work with the med­i­cal staff to de­velop UAB Health’s clin­i­cal strat­egy with health in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy. … Ad­ven­tist Hins­dale (Ill.) Hos­pi­tal ap­pointed Michael Goebel as its CEO, ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately. Goebel, 52, re­placed David Crane, who served at the same time as CEO for the Ad­ven­tist Midwest Health net­work and will now ded­i­cate him­self to that job. Since March 2010, Goebel had been Hins­dale Hos­pi­tal’s COO. He pre­vi­ously served as COO at Lit­tle­ton (Colo.) Ad­ven­tist Hos­pi­tal and CFO at Re­gional West Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Scotts­bluff, Neb. … HCA, Nashville, said it will com­bine two di­vi­sions and change the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of the two divi­sion pres­i­dents who are af­fected by the change. The com­pany will com­bine its Midwest and Delta di­vi­sions into a new MidAmer­ica divi­sion based in Kansas City, Mo., which was the home of the Midwest divi­sion. Stephen Cor­beil, pres­i­dent of the Midwest divi­sion since 2007, will be­come pres­i­dent of HCA’s TriS­tar divi­sion, based in Nashville. Cor­beil, 51, is re­plac­ing Lawrence Kloess III, whose re­tire­ment was an­nounced in Septem­ber. Cor­beil worked for Dal­las-based Tenet Health­care Corp. from 2000 to 2007 af­ter work­ing for HCA in Dal­las from 1996 to 2000. The TriS­tar divi­sion in­cludes 17 hos­pi­tals and nine surgery cen­ters, mostly in Ten­nessee. Mel La­garde, pres­i­dent of the Delta divi­sion since 1995, will take on the role of pres­i­dent of the MidAmer­ica divi­sion and re­lo­cate to Kansas City. The new divi­sion in­cludes 18 hos­pi­tals and six surgery cen­ters in Kansas, Louisiana, Mis­sis­sippi and Mis­souri. La­garde, 54, has worked for HCA for 32 years. … Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal, an HCA-owned hos­pi­tal in New Port Richey, Fla., named Alex Ro­manchik to be its CFO. Ro­manchik re­places Glenn Romig, who in Au­gust was named CFO at HCA’s Osce­ola Med­i­cal Cen­ter, an HCA hos­pi­tal in Kis­sim­mee, Fla. Ro­manchik comes to Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal from an HCA re­gional of­fice in Charleston, S.C., where he worked as the divi­sion con­troller for the for-profit hos­pi­tal chain’s south At­lantic divi­sion since De­cem­ber 2008. Be­fore that job, he was a mar­ket con­troller for three HCA fa­cil­i­ties in the Jack­sonville, Fla., mar­ket. … Van­guard Health Sys­tems, Nashville, named Wil­liam Brown as CEO of West­lake Hos­pi­tal in Mel­rose Park, Ill. Brown moves from Provena Health, where he was sys­tem se­nior VP and pres­i­dent and CEO of Provena St. Joseph Hos­pi­tal in El­gin, Ill. Brown re­places the re­tired Patricia She­horn, who, for a pe­riod, served as CEO for West­lake and West Sub­ur­ban Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Oak Park, Ill., at the same time. … Van­guard Health Sys­tems also named Dr. Jef­frey Stein­berg CEO of Weiss Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal in Chicago. Stein­berg, 51, re­places Frank Moli­naro, who left Weiss to take the CEO po­si­tion at Van­guard’s Par­adise Val­ley Hos­pi­tal in Phoenix be­gin­ning Sept. 30. Stein­berg, a uro­log­i­cal sur­geon by train­ing, comes to the Chicago hos­pi­tal from St. Fran­cis Hos­pi­tal and Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Hart­ford, Conn., where he served as se­nior VP for health pol­icy and dis­par­ity, and chair­man and di­rec­tor of surgery. … Capella Health­care, Franklin, Tenn., found its new gen­eral coun­sel on the le­gal staff of fel­low in­vestor-owned chain Life­Point Hos­pi­tals, Brent­wood, Tenn. Capella named Neil Kunkel, 47, se­nior VP and gen­eral coun­sel, ef­fec­tive Oct. 1. Kunkel has been a VP and as­so­ci­ate gen­eral coun­sel at Life­Point since it was founded in 1998. Kunkel worked for HCA prior to the for­ma­tion of Life­Point. At Capella he re­places Howard Wall, who left in June to be­come ex­ec­u­tive VP and chief ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer of Re­gion­al­Care Hos­pi­tal Part­ners, Brent­wood.


Amedisys hired Bridget Mon­tana as chief nurs­ing of­fi­cer in its Amedisys Hospice divi­sion. Be­fore join­ing Amedisys on Sept. 26, Mon­tana, 54, was COO for Hospice of the Western Re­serve, a Cleve­land-based not-for-profit that served about 6,800 pa­tients in 2010, ac­cord­ing to its web­site. As CNO of Amedisys Hospice, a newly cre­ated po­si­tion, Mon­tana will be re­spon­si­ble for nurs­ing and clin­i­cal care at the com­pany’s 94 hospice sites in the U.S., the com­pany said in a news re­lease.



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