ON THE MOVE ...
HCA, Nashville, named to succeed
Peter Marmerstein Dan Miller
as president of the company’s west Florida division. Miller has held the role since 1998 but has announced his retirement, according to an HCA news release. Marmerstein, who will start in the new role April 1, is CEO of CJW Medical Center, an HCA hospital in Richmond, Va. Ages for Marmerstein and Miller were not provided. … SSM Health Care, St. Louis, named CMO and senior VP
Dr. Gaurov Dayal of physician innovation and integration. Dayal, 41, comes to SSM from Adventist Healthcare, Rockville, Md., where he was system CMO and senior VP. At SSM, Dayal will oversee efforts to create a delivery system for managing population health while developing physician leadership across the Roman Catholic health system. Dayal will also oversee SSM’S Patient Safety and Quality Center and clinical-decision support department. … Catholic Health Partners, Cincinnati, promoted Brian Smith
to president and CEO of its north division. Smith, 47, is executive VP and COO for St. Rita’s Health Partners, a CHP division in Lima, Ohio. Smith started his new job Feb. 25 and replaces who left to head the new eastern
John Starcher, group at Health Management Associates, Naples, Fla. …
was named president and CEO of St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, Ill. Fine, 57, was born at the hospital, which is part of Presence Health, the newly merged system formed by Provena Health, Mokena, Ill., and Resurrection Health Care, Chicago. Lafine started at St. Mary’s as a nurse intern in 1974 and was VP of patient-care services before becoming interim CEO when left in September.
The Advisory Board Co. said the former
Aneesh Chopra, federal chief technology officer, is rejoining the company as senior adviser of healthcare technology strategy. The White House announced in January that Chopra would step down as CTO, a role he held since 2009. Chopra previously was a managing director for the Advisory Board before he was named Virginia’s secretary of technology and then later as the country’s first CTO. At the Advisory Board, Chopra, 39, will consult with hospitals on technology and open-data issues. In addition, he will be involved in the company’s business development and strategic-planning efforts.
Johnson & Johnson said CEO is stepping
William Weldon down from that role in April, a move that ends Weldon’s tenure during a period when the healthcare company has been beset by product recalls and lawsuits. vice
Alex Gorsky, chairman of the executive committee, will succeed Weldon as CEO of the New Brunswick, N.j.-based company and chairman of the executive committee, according to a news release. Gorsky, 51, currently oversees medical devices and diagnostics, global supply chain, healthcare compliance and privacy, and government affairs and policy. Weldon, 63, served as CEO for 10 years. He will remain chairman of the board. Weldon ranked No. 8 on Modern Healthcare’s 2011 ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.