ON THE MOVE ...
The Georgia Hospital Association’s longtime president and CEO, plans to retire next year, effective June
Joseph Parker, 30. Parker, 66, has served at the helm of the association since 1986. A subcommittee of its board of trustees will begin the search for a replacement during the next few weeks. Parker joined the association in 1978 as director of financial services and was promoted to chief lobbyist in 1981. He is credited with helping create the Georgia Indigent Care Trust Fund, which reimburses hospitals that treat a high percentage of indigent patients, as well as more than doubling the size of the association to 60 employees from 25.
Darcy Craven Jim O’Loughlin
was tapped to succeed as CEO of Carolinas Hospital System. Craven, who joined the hospital in 2010 as COO, served as interim CEO since Feb. 3, when O’Loughlin left to become CEO of Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla. Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolinas Hospital System is part of Community Health Systems, Brentwood, Tenn. Before joining Carolinas Hospital System, Craven, 41, was assistant CEO of DeKalb Regional Medical Center, Fort Payne, Ala. … Newton (Mass.)-Wellesley Hospital said
Dr. Michael Jellinek
will step down as president to focus on his role as chief of clinical affairs at Partners HealthCare System, the parent company of Newton-Wellesley. Boston-based Partners named Jellinek, 63, its chief of clinical affairs in November as part of its effort to implement population health management and improve information systems at the company’s hospitals. The hospital said that
Patrick Jordan, the hospital’s COO, will serve as interim president starting in August. … Providence Health & Services named
David Mast regional CFO for the system’s southern California region. Mast, 49, replaces 57, who is retiring. For the
Karl Carrier, past two years, Mast has served as CFO for Providence’s Southern California hospital group. He joined Providence 12 years ago as director of financial services and controller for the system in California’s San Fernando Valley and later was CFO for the northwest Washington and San Fernando Valley service areas. … LHP Hospital Group, Plano, Texas, and Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center have named CEO of the former
Chad Melton Pascack Valley Hospital, which will reopen next summer. The hospital has been closed since April 2008, but LHP and Hackensack formed a joint venture to reopen the facility. Melton, 35, was most recently division director of operations at LHP with responsibility for the system’s Pocatello, Idaho, and Sherman, Texas, acute-care facilities. … will retire after 13 years as
David Carpenter president and CEO of North Kansas City (Mo.) Hospital.
the facility’s VP and general counsel for the past 19 years, will replace him July 21. Their ages weren’t provided. Modern Healthcare named Carpenter as one of its Up & Comers in 1989, when he was president and CEO at Hadley Medical Center in Hays, Kan. … COO of St. David’s
Richard Hammett, Medical Center in Austin, Texas, was named CEO of HCAHealthOne’s Medical Center of Aurora (Colo.) and Centennial Medical Plaza. He starts Aug. 1. Hammett, 44, will replace
who left to become CEO of PeaceHealth’s Oregon region, where he started May 31. Hill, who was recognized as a Modern
Healthcare Up & Comer in 2010, had been president and CEO since 2007. Hill replaced now president of
Sylvia Young, HCA’s Continental Division, which includes hospitals, surgery centers and outpatient centers in Colorado and Kansas.
Parallon Business Solutions, Franklin, Tenn., named
Ed Jones president and CEO of its HealthTrust Purchasing Group and Parallon Supply Chain Solutions business units. Jones has served as interim president and CEO since May following the retirement of He was previously COO for both
Jim Fitzgerald. divisions. He has also held a number of leadership roles within HealthTrust Purchasing Group as well as at parent company HCA, Nashville, which launched Parallon in May 2011. His age was not available.