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Dr. Lois Mar­garet Nora, in­terim pres­i­dent and dean of the Com­mon­wealth Med­i­cal Col­lege, Scran­ton, Pa., was named pres­i­dent and CEO of the Chicago-based Amer­i­can Board of Med­i­cal Spe­cial­ties, ef­fec­tive June 29. Nora, 56, will suc­ceed who has been Lloyd Mor­gan, the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s in­terim leader since Dr. Kevin Weiss ac­cepted a se­nior VP post at the Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Coun­cil for Grad­u­ate Med­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion in Fe­bru­ary. Nora, a board-cer­ti­fied neu­rol­o­gist, joined Com­mon­wealth Med­i­cal Col­lege in May 2011 af­ter serv­ing as pres­i­dent, dean of medicine and pro­fes­sor at North­east Ohio Med­i­cal Univer­sity, Rootstown.


Ge­orge Washington Univer­sity Hospi­tal, Washington, hired to be Barry Wolf­man CEO and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor. Wolf­man was pre­vi­ously CEO of Prov­i­dence St. Joseph Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Bur­bank, Calif., which is part of Prov­i­dence Health & Ser­vices. He also is an alum­nus of Ge­orge Washington, from which he earned a mas­ter’s de­gree in health ser­vices ad­min­is­tra­tion. GWUH is owned and op­er­ated by a sub­sidiary of in­vestorowned Univer­sal Health Ser­vices, King of Prus­sia, Pa. The hospi­tal’s for­mer CEO, Trent Crable,

re­signed Sept. 30, 2011, and is now ex­ec­u­tive VP and COO at Brook­lyn Hospi­tal Cen­ter, New York. … Stew­ard Health Care Sys­tem tapped An­drew Davis

to be the pres­i­dent of Car­ney Hospi­tal in Bos­ton. Bos­ton-based Stew­ard said left Car­ney

Bill Wal­czak Hospi­tal this month af­ter serv­ing as pres­i­dent for about a year. Davis most re­cently served as CEO of Davis Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Statesville, N.C. A spokes­woman for Davis Re­gional said Davis left the or­ga­ni­za­tion in Jan­uary and it has since named

Vince Cherry CEO. Davis’ ap­point­ment at Car­ney Hospi­tal is ef­fec­tive May 7. Stew­ard also re­cently named

Kim­berly Bas­sett pres­i­dent of Mor­ton Hospi­tal, Taun­ton, Mass. Bas­sett has worked for Health Man­age­ment As­so­ciates for 22 years, most re­cently serv­ing as CEO of St. Cloud (Fla.) Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, where is serv­ing as in­terim

Lin­dell Orr CEO. In her new role, Bas­sett re­places Mau­reen Bryant,

who was named pres­i­dent and CEO of Provena Mercy Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Aurora, Ill., in Jan­uary. Stew­ard did not pro­vide ages for its new ex­ec­u­tives. … Wel­ls­tar Health Sys­tem, Ma­ri­etta, Ga., named

Kem Mullins se­nior VP and pres­i­dent of Wel­ls­tar Cobb Hospi­tal, Austell, Ga., ef­fec­tive April 23. Mullins re­placed

Randy Cook, who is now VP of Wel­ls­tar’s Be­hav­ioral Health and Medicine ser­vice lines.

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