ON THE MOVE ...
Dr. Derek Robinson
was hired as executive director of the Illinois Hospital Association’s Quality Care Institute, effective March 1. He replaces
who left the IHA last June to become executive director of Telligen, the quality improvement organization for Medicare-participating hospitals in Illinois and Iowa. Robinson, 35, will lead IHA initiatives targeting healthcare-reform readiness, patient safety and coordination of hospital care, according to an IHA news release. Robinson, an emergency medicine physician, has been chief medical officer for CMS Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin) since 2009. Robinson will focus in part on involvement in the IHA’S Hospital Engagement Network, part of the CMS’ Partnership for Patients campaign.
a division CEO of Catholic Health Partners, Cincinnati, was tapped to head one of Naples, Fla.based Health Management Associates’ three newly created regional groups. Effective Feb. 27, Starcher will become president of HMA’S eastern group, which includes hospitals in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. Starcher, 41, joined CHP in 2002 and held a number of positions, most recently serving as the CEO of the system’s north division. He will leave that post Feb. 24, according to a company spokesman. In September, HMA acquired CHP’S Mercy Health Partners-Tennessee. … A revamp of the management of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, included the promotion of
to the role of president and CEO, replacing who led
J.C. Montgomery Jr., the hospital as president for 23 years, the hospital announced. Walker previously was executive VP and COO. Montgomery was named founding chairman and CEO of a new foundation to be formed, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Foundation. Dr. Karl Rathjen,
a staff orthopedist at the hospital, was named president of the foundation. The hospital also named Dr. Daniel Sucato
chief of staff and Dr. B. Stephens Richards
to the new position of CMO. Sucato, whose age was unavailable, replaces
Dr. J.A. Herring,
who was named chief of staff emeritus. Sucato is an orthopedic surgeon and director of the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay/martha and Pat Beard Center for Excellence in Spine