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Carolyn Scan­lan, pres­i­dent and CEO of the Hospi­tal & Healthsys­tem As­so­ci­a­tion of Penn­syl­va­nia, an­nounced she will re­tire in De­cem­ber. Scan­lan, 64, joined the as­so­ci­a­tion 17 years ago. chair­man of the as­so­ci­a­tion, Garry Scheib, praised Scan­lan and said in a news re­lease that the trade group will con­duct a na­tional search for her suc­ces­sor. “She took a com­mit­ment to heal­ing, health and hope and trans­lated it into con­crete, ef­fec­tive ad­vo­cacy for hos­pi­tals—with Penn­syl­va­nia’s cit­i­zens be­ing the ul­ti­mate ben­e­fi­cia­ries,” he said. In 2007, Scan­lan was named one of Mod­ern Health­care’s Top 25 Women in Health­care.


SSM Health Care-St. Louis has pro­moted Mindy Man­ley to VP of sur­gi­cal ser­vices. Man­ley, 56, served as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor for surgery and car­diac ser­vices and has been with the sys­tem’s St. Louis di­vi­sion since 2001.


Davita, Den­ver, named Jim Hil­ger as in­terim CFO to re­place Luis Bor­gen. The ap­point­ment is ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately. Bor­gen, who was CFO dur­ing Davita’s merger with DSI Re­nal and a num­ber of in­ves­ti­ga­tions con­cern­ing its re­la­tion­ships with doc­tors and Medi­care claims for ery­thro­poi­etin, will be­come CFO of ven­ture-backed David­stea. Hil­ger steps into the role af­ter serv­ing as chief ac­count­ing of­fi­cer since 2010. He has held a num­ber of fi­nance roles since join­ing the com­pany in 2005. His age was not pro­vided.


Hospira, a Lake For­est, Ill.-based generic-drug man­u­fac­turer, tapped as se­nior VP of op­er­a­tions. El­liot, 60, is a John El­liot for­mer pres­i­dent and chair­man of Chero­kee Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, an ac­tive-in­gre­di­ents man­u­fac­turer that was ac­quired by Merck, and a for­mer se­nior VP at Glax­osmithk­line. Most re­cently, he was an op­er­a­tions con­sul­tant for drug com­pa­nies. El­liot will lead global op­er­a­tions ef­forts such as the com­pany’s plant re­me­di­a­tion strate­gies, which in­cludes the de­vel­op­ment of a 1.1 mil­lion-square-foot fa­cil­ity in In­dia. He re­places James Hardy, who re­signed this month and has been named chief sup­ply chain of­fi­cer at Un­der Ar­mour, a Bal­ti­more-based ap­parel, footwear and ac­ces­sories com­pany. … Quest Di­ag­nos­tics hired Philips Health­care CEO to lead the Madi­son, Steve Rusck­owski N.j.-based provider of di­ag­nos­tic test­ing. Rusck­owski, 54, will re­place The com­pany had an­nounced in Surya Mo­ha­p­a­tra. Oc­to­ber that Mo­ha­p­a­tra, Quest’s chair­man and CEO since 2004, would step down within the next six months. Rusck­owski has been CEO of Philips Health­care since 2006. Philips Health­care said in a sep­a­rate news re­lease that he will be re­placed by 52, who has been Deb­o­rah Disanzo, pro­moted from CEO of the com­pany’s pa­tient-care and clin­i­cal in­for­mat­ics busi­ness unit. Disanzo and Rusck­owski joined Philips when the com­pany ac­quired Agi­lent Tech­nolo­gies’ health­care so­lu­tions group in 2001.


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