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Memorial Hospital, an Hca-owned facility in Jacksonville, Fla., named Jim O’loughlin its new president and CEO, effective Feb. 13. O’loughlin, 55, comes to Memorial from Carolinas Hospital System in Florence, S.C., where he was president and CEO of the hospital, owned by for-profit Community Health Systems. Memorial Hospital President and CEO James Wood plans to retire this month after six years with the hospital and a long career at HCA, according to a news release. … Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston said COO Eric Buehrens, who served as interim president and CEO following Paul Levy’s resignation, will leave at the end of February. Buehrens led Beth Israel Deaconess in the interim role until Dr. Kevin Tabb, former CMO at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, became president and CEO in October. A spokesman for Beth Israel Deaconess said the hospital plans to conduct a search to find a new COO and Marsha Maurer, senior VP for patient-care services and chief nursing officer, will serve as interim COO. Buehrens is a former deputy provost for administration at Harvard University and former executive dean for administration at Harvard Medical School. He joined Beth Israel Deaconess in 2007. His age was not available. … Mary Alice Annecharico, former senior VP and CIO of University Hospitals, Cleveland, has been named senior VP and CIO of Henry Ford Health System, Detroit. Annecharico joined University Hospitals in 2008 and previously was CIO of the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and practice director for Philadelphiabased First Consulting Group. Annecharico succeeds Arthur Gross, who left Henry Ford in 2011. In her new role, Annecharico will manage a 600-member department and oversee the system’s rollout of new IT systems, according to an HFHS news release. Annecharico also serves as editor of the Journal of Healthcare Information Management. … Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, hired John Kastanis as interim CEO to succeed Sandra Gomberg, who stepped down in December. Kastanis, whose appointment Temple said was effective Dec. 19, has been a consultant and interim CEO for the past six years and previously was president and CEO of the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York. Kastanis will help “guide the hospital toward long-term financial stability,” according to a news release. Temple did not provide ages for Gomberg and Kastanis. … Sherry Perkins was promoted to COO at the Annapolis, Md.based Anne Arundel Medical Center. Perkins, 51, was hired as chief nursing officer at Anne Arundel in 2006 after spending 15 years at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore and was named senior VP of patient services four years later. Perkins will remain CNO and will continue to oversee nursing, clinical and support services and quality programs, and will also oversee the human resources and information systems departments. She succeeds Victoria Bayless, who became the hospital’s CEO in July 2011. Perkins is the president-elect of the Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives and serves on the Maryland Hospital Association Council on Clinical Quality. … Sparrow Health System, Lansing, Mich., named Dr. Brian Schroeder senior VP and CMO. Schroeder joins Sparrow from Covenant Healthcare, Saginaw, Mich., where he was medical director for Covenant’s hospitalist program, according to a Sparrow news release. In his new position, Schroeder
will be charged with supporting safety, quality and patient-satisfaction efforts. His age was not provided. ... Lutheran Health Network named Erica Wehrmeister as COO of its flagship facility, Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., effective Jan. 1. Wehrmeister, 33, joined the system in January 2010 as assistant CEO at Dupont Hospital, also in Fort Wayne, and a year later was promoted to COO at Dupont. A Lutheran Health Network spokesman said the COO role at Lutheran Hospital had been open since before the arrival six months ago of new CEO Brian Bauer, who made it a priority to fill the position.
Publicly traded Internet health portal WEBMD Health Corp., New York, announced that President and CEO Wayne Gattinella resigned and the company’s board terminated talks for a potential acquisition by another firm. Anthony Vuolo, the company’s CFO and COO, was appointed interim CEO, and the COO responsibilities will be assumed by members of a new management committee consisting of four senior executives. All changes were effective immediately. The company’s board allowed several potential buyers to conduct due diligence on its business in a process begun late last year by a special committee of independent directors, according to a news release. WEDMD noted that the company faces a difficult business climate in the coming year, partly because of loss of marketing revenue from pharmaceutical firms. Revenue is now projected to be 2% to 8% lower than in 2011, while expenses are expected to increase 5% to 8% in 2012. … Carestream Health, a Rochester, N.Y.based provider of medical and dental imaging services and health information technology, named Barry Canipe CFO and promoted Jianqing Bennett to VP of global medical sales and services. Canipe, 44, most recently was senior VP and CFO at American Standard Brands, a kitchen supply and bath products company. He is responsible for leading Carestream Health’s global finance organization. Bennett, 42, was promoted from her role as general manager of computed radiography and X-ray systems and is now responsible for leading sales and service for Carestream Health’s medical imaging and IT solutions portfolio.
George Carlis was named chief development officer at Healthsouth Corp., Birmingham, Ala., effective April 2. Carlis, 52 will replace Stephen Royal, 65, who is retiring at the end of March, according to a Healthsouth news release. Carlis started at Healthsouth last year as VP of development, while Royal has been CDO for three years, according to Healthsouth.