Stew­ard Health Care Sys­tem, Bos­ton, hired Joshua Put­ter as COO. Put­ter most re­cently was a pres­i­dent at Health Man­age­ment As­so­ci­ates, where he man­aged 13 hos­pi­tals in Florida, ac­cord­ing to a Stew­ard news re­lease. He re­places

Robert Guyon, who is tak­ing an­other lead­er­ship po­si­tion in the sys­tem, a Stew­ard spokes­woman said. Put­ter’s age was not pro­vided. … Dr. Steven Strong­wa­ter re­signed as CEO of Stony Brook Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal, ef­fec­tive Nov. 15, as a re­sult of a de­ci­sion “made some time ago” by the univer­sity to re­or­ga­nize its health sciences depart­ment, ac­cord­ing to a Stony Brook state­ment. Fred Sganga, 53, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Long Is­land State Vet­er­ans Home, was named in­terim CEO. Strong­wa­ter, 57, said in a writ­ten state­ment that he was “eval­u­at­ing a num­ber of op­por­tu­ni­ties.” … HCA’s Kansas City, Mo.-area sys­tem named Da­mond Boatwright CEO of Over­land Park (Kan.) Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, ef­fec­tive Oct. 17, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. Boatwright, 39, has been CEO of an­other HCA hos­pi­tal in the re­gion, Lee’s Sum­mit (Mo.) Med­i­cal Cen­ter, since 2007. Boatwright also worked for HCA in the Charleston, S.C., and Rich­mond, Va., mar­kets and com­pleted the com­pany’s COO train­ing course with its west Florida divi­sion. Boatwright was a Modern Health­care Up & Comer in 2009.


Walt Haven­stein, CEO of fed­eral in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy ser­vices con­trac­tor Sci­ence Ap­pli­ca­tions In­ter­na­tional Corp., will re­tire June 15, 2012, SAIC said in a news re­lease. Haven­stein, 62, is leav­ing for per­sonal rea­sons, the com­pany said. Haven­stein is quoted in the re­lease say­ing that the board would con­sider in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal can­di­dates, and that he would par­tic­i­pate in the se­lec­tion and tran­si­tion. The news of his de­par­ture came days af­ter McLean, Va.-based SAIC re­ported that the records of about 4.9 mil­lion Mil­i­tary Health Sys­tem pa­tients were breached when backup tapes of a mil­i­tary elec­tronic health-record sys­tem were stolen.




Joseph Cap­piello was ap­pointed COO of the Health­care Fa­cil­i­ties Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Pro­gram. Cap­piello, 66, was sched­uled to join the Chicago-based not-for-profit Oct. 3, re­plac­ing Ge­orge

Reuther, 64. Cap­piello was VP of ac­cred­i­ta­tion field op­er­a­tions at the Joint Com­mis­sion from 1998 to 2007 and then led a con­sul­tancy. Reuther is tak­ing a new po­si­tion as di­rec­tor of hos­pi­tal af­fairs for the Amer­i­can Os­teo­pathic As­so­ci­a­tion, the ac­cred­i­ta­tion pro­gram’s par­ent, a spokes­woman said. … The National Qual­ity Fo­rum hired the chair­woman of the Amer­i­can Med­i­cal In­for­mat­ics As­so­ci­a­tion’s Nurs­ing Work Group,

Rose­mary Kennedy, to be its first VP for health in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy. Kennedy will lead ef­forts to de­velop the NQF’s elec­tronic qual­ity mea­sures and Web-based tools. Kennedy pre­vi­ously worked at the NQF as se­nior di­rec­tor of nurs­ing and health­care in­for­mat­ics. Kennedy made Modern Health­care’s list of the Top 25 Women in Health­care in 2009.

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