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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.

IN­FOR­MA­TION TECH­NOL­OGY

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.

POST-ACUTE

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.

O’lough­lin

Buehrens

An­necharico

Wehrmeis­ter

Carlis

Ca­nipe

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