ON THE MOVE ...
HOSPITALS, SYSTEMS Arthur Gonzalez,
CEO of the Hennepin Healthcare System in Minneapolis, was named as the finalist to succeed
Dr. Patricia Gabow
as CEO of the Denver Health and Hospital Authority. Gabow has held the post since 1992, and last fall she announced her intention to retire in September. Gonzalez, one of Modern Healthcare’s Up & Comers in 1989, is scheduled to start Sept. 4 if an agreement is finalized, according to a news release. A Hennepin spokesman said Gonzalez informed the board last week that he had signed a letter of intent to be a finalist with Denver Health, and that he intended to resign when the process was completed. Gonzalez, whose age was unavailable, was the president and CEO of the not-for-profit TriCity Medical Center in Oceanside, Calif., from 1998-2009, when he joined Hennepin. … is leaving the
Valinda Rutledge CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation for a senior position with KentuckyOne Health, a Louisville-based health system formed in January. Effective July 23, Rutledge, 57, will lead KentuckyOne’s Louisville market and will be president of Jewish Hospital, Louisville. The CMS Innovation Center was established by the healthcare reform law to identify and test new models of healthcare delivery and payment. Rutledge joined the center in June 2011 as director of the patient-care models group. Rutledge previously was president and CEO of CaroMont Health, Gastonia, N.C., where she led the implementation of an accountable care model. ... Lifespan Corp., Providence, R.I., tapped as
Dr. Timothy Babineau president and CEO, starting in August. Babineau, 52, will replace Lifespan announced in October
George Vecchione. that it was conducting a search for Vecchione’s successor. Since 2010, Babineau has served as president and CEO of the system’s Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital, both in Providence. In 2011, Babineau was named to Modern Physician’s list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare.