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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.

Peggy Sch­mitt,

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

John Hill,

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.


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