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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. …

Amy Lafine

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.

Michael Arno


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.

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