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BE­HAV­IORAL HEALTH Wayne Lind­strom

has been named pres­i­dent and CEO of Men­tal Health Amer­ica, Alexan­dria, Va., a com­mu­ni­ty­based net­work ad­vo­cat­ing for men­tal health. Lind­strom, 65, re­places

David Sh­ern,

61, who an­nounced in De­cem­ber his plans to re­tire. Lind­strom pre­vi­ously was CEO of Cross­roads, a be­hav­ioral health or­ga­ni­za­tion in Men­tor, Ohio. HOS­PI­TALS, SYS­TEMS Chil­dren’s Na­tional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Wash­ing­ton, D.C., has named

Kath­leen Gor­man

COO and ex­ec­u­tive VP of pa­tient-care ser­vices. Gor­man, 45, will start in the newly cre­ated post this fall. She moves on from Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal of Philadel­phia, where she has served as se­nior VP of pa­tient-care ser­vices and chief nurs­ing of­fi­cer. It will be a re­turn to Chil­dren’s Na­tional for Gor­man; she left the med­i­cal cen­ter in 2009 af­ter hav­ing served as VP of qual­ity and sup­port ser­vices. … Daviess Community Hospi­tal, Wash­ing­ton, Ind., has named CEO.

David Bixler Bixler, 58, will start Sept. 1. He re­places who left in

Gary Ken­drick, July 2011. Since then, has

John Ross­feld served as in­terim CEO. Ross­feld re­cently ac­cepted the CEO po­si­tion at New­man Re­gional Health, Em­po­ria, Kan. Bixler will leave his post as pres­i­dent and CEO of Rutherford Re­gional Health Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Ruther­ford­ton, N.C. … Wil­liamson Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Franklin, Tenn., named Don Webb

CEO fol­low­ing the June 30 re­tire­ment of Webb, who

Den­nis Miller. had been serv­ing as in­terim CEO since Miller re­tired, joined the med­i­cal cen­ter in 1985 and held the CFO post for the past 16 years. … was named

Odette Bolano act­ing pres­i­dent and CEO of St. Joseph Health Sys­tem, Bryan, Texas. She re­places Tony Pfitzer, who left in May for undis­closed rea­sons. Bolano, 52, pre­vi­ously was ex­ec­u­tive VP and COO for Caron­delet Health Net­work, Tuc­son, Ariz. Caron­delet is part of St. Louis-based As­cen­sion Health. Bolano had been named to the Caron­delet COO po­si­tion just over a year ago. … Tris­tar Cen­ten­nial, Nashville, the flag­ship hospi­tal of for-profit sys­tem HCA, is search­ing for a new CEO fol­low­ing the re­tire­ment an­nounce­ment of

Thomas Her­ron,

who will step down on Dec. 31. Her­ron, 60, has held the CEO po­si­tion since 2006. … St. Luke’s Health Sys­tem, Kansas City, Mo., has ap­pointed to the newly

Katherine How­ell cre­ated po­si­tion of se­nior VP and chief nurse ex­ec­u­tive. How­ell, a reg­is­tered nurse, cur­rently is CEO of St. Luke’s

South Hospi­tal in Over­land Park, Kan. She will start her new job in Septem­ber but will continue as hospi­tal CEO un­til a re­place­ment is named. How­ell joined St. Luke’s Health Sys­tem in 2001 and in 2009 was named CEO of St. Luke’s South. … Cleve­land-based Univer­sity Hos­pi­tals named John Fo­ley Peter

CIO and Brum­leve

chief mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer. Fo­ley, whose age was not pro­vided, re­places

Mary Alice An­necharico,

who left in De­cem­ber to be se­nior VP and CIO at the Henry Ford Sys­tem in Detroit. Fo­ley had worked at West Penn Al­legheny Health Sys­tem in Pitts­burgh as CIO since 2008. Brum­leve, 57, as­sumes a newly cre­ated role at Univer­sity Hos­pi­tals. He most re­cently served as chief mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer and chief strat­egy of­fi­cer for Scott & White in Tem­ple, Texas. … HealthSouth Corp., Birm­ing­ham, Ala., pro­moted

Barb Ja­cob­smeyer

to pres­i­dent of the cen­tral re­gion, ef­fec­tive Sept. 1. Ja­cob­smeyer re­places who is re­tir­ing.

Terry Max­himer, Ja­cob­smeyer pre­vi­ously was CEO of the Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion In­sti­tute of St. Louis. … HCA’s King­wood Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Hous­ton, named Dan Davis Bryan Lee,

CFO. Davis re­places who left King­wood to be­come CFO of HCA’s Clear Lake Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Web­ster, Texas. Davis, whose age was un­avail­able, was se­nior VP and CFO at Rapi­des Health­care Sys­tem in Alexan­dria, La. Lee’s age also was un­avail­able. … Bos­ton-based Tufts Med­i­cal Cen­ter Physi­cians Or­ga­ni­za­tion has pro­moted

Dr. Michael Wag­ner

to pres­i­dent and CEO, ef­fec­tive Sept. 1. Wag­ner suc­ceeds

Eric Beyer,

who took over as pres­i­dent and CEO of Tufts Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Bos­ton last Oc­to­ber. Wag­ner, 53, was ap­pointed Tufts Med­i­cal Cen­ter’s CMO in 2011 and chief of in­ter­nal medicine and adult pri­mary care in 2008. … Dana-Far­ber Can­cer In­sti­tute, Bos­ton, an­nounced the ap­point­ment of

Dr. Craig Bun­nell

as chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer. Bun­nell, whose age wasn’t pro­vided, was pro­moted from as­so­ciate CMO, a post he has held since 2008. Bun­nell re­places

Dr. Lawrence Shul­man,

who was named di­rec­tor of the newly cre­ated depart­ment of re­gional strat­egy de­vel­op­ment. IN­FOR­MA­TION TECH­NOL­OGY The Colorado Re­gional Health In­for­ma­tion Or­ga­ni­za­tion has named CEO

Dr. Larry Wolk of the Den­ver-based not-for-profit. Wolk is a clin­i­cal pro­fes­sor in pe­di­atrics at the Univer­sity of Colorado Health Sciences Cen­ter and re­cently served as COO of Cor­rec­tional Health­care Com­pa­nies. He also has held roles as se­nior med­i­cal di­rec­tor for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado and Pru­den­tial Health­care of Colorado and was a se­nior ex­ec­u­tive with Cigna Health­Care, ac­cord­ing to a CORHIO news re­lease.



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