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CON­SULT­ING Aegis Health Group, Nashville, pro­moted Pear­son Tal­bert

to pres­i­dent and CEO, ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately. Tal­bert, 40, had been serv­ing as pres­i­dent of the con­sul­tancy since April 1, 2011. He joined the com­pany in 2009 as chief de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer. He was pre­vi­ously VP of sales and busi­ness de­vel­op­ment at In­gram & As­so­ciates, an af­fil­i­ate of AIM Health­care Ser­vices. HOS­PI­TALS, SYS­TEMS Dr. Stephen On­dra,

a for­mer U.S. Vet­er­ans Af­fairs Depart­ment se­nior pol­icy ad­viser for health af­fairs, was named se­nior VP and CMO for North­west­ern Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal, Chicago. The ap­point­ment, ef­fec­tive April 16, marks a re­turn to North­west­ern for On­dra, who prac­ticed there as a neu­ro­sur­geon from 1996 to 2009. On­dra, 55, also pre­vi­ously served as co-chair of health IT in Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s of­fice of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy pol­icy. He re­places

Dr. Charles Watts,

who re­tired in De­cem­ber 2010. On­dra served in the Army, reach­ing the rank of ma­jor, and was de­ployed in Saudi Ara­bia from 1990 to 1991. His ser­vice was rec­og­nized with the Bronze Star. … Health First, based in Rock­ledge, Fla., has hired as se­nior

Joseph Felkner VP and CFO. Felkner re­places

Robert Gal­loway,

who re­tired. Gal­loway had over­seen fi­nan­cial man­age­ment at Health First since its found­ing in 1995. Felkner, 55, was pre­vi­ously CFO at Le­high Val­ley (Pa.) Health Net­work and, be­fore that, CFO and chief strat­egy of­fi­cer for Bap­tist Health Care, Pen­sacola, Fla. …

Richard “Chip” Davis

was ap­pointed pres­i­dent of Johns Hop­kins Medicine’s Si­b­ley Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal in Washington be­gin­ning July 6. Davis, 51, is VP for pa­tient safety and ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor for am­bu­la­tory ser­vices at Johns Hop­kins Medicine. He has been at Johns Hop­kins since 1993 and will suc­ceed Robert Sloan,

who is re­tir­ing af­ter 27 years as pres­i­dent and CEO at Si­b­ley. There will no longer be a CEO po­si­tion at Si­b­ley. … Ge­or­gia Health Sci­ences Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Au­gusta, named

Steven Scott

COO, over­see­ing the adult hospi­tal and Chil­dren’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Scott pre­vi­ously was ex­ec­u­tive ad­min­is­tra­tor for pro­fes­sional ser­vices at Ore­gon Health and Sci­ence Univer­sity, Port­land. Be­fore that, he was VP of fa­cil­i­ties and an­cil­lary ser­vices for the Health and Hospi­tal Cor­po­ra­tion of Mar­ion County–wishard Health Ser­vices in In­di­anapo­lis. Scott’s age was not pro­vided. … Pres­ence Health, the newly com­bined health­care sys­tem that joined

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