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Pied­mont Health­care, At­lanta, has named Dr. Patrick Bat­tey,

the chair­man of its board of di­rec­tors, in­terim CEO. Bat­tey, a vas­cu­lar sur­geon, will take over the CEO du­ties of who died July

R. Ti­mothy Stack, 30. In ad­di­tion to his role as chair­man, Bat­tey, whose age was un­avail­able, has served as pres­i­dent of the Pied­mont At­lanta Hospi­tal med­i­cal staff.

Greg Hurst,

Pied­mont’s pres­i­dent of fi­nance and de­vel­op­ment, will be­come in­terim pres­i­dent and COO. Hurst had been act­ing as in­terim CEO since Stack went on med­i­cal leave in June. … Alex­ian Broth­ers Health Sys­tem, Ar­ling­ton Heights, Ill., has ap­pointed

Paul Bel­ter CFO. Bel­ter re­places who

James Sances, re­tired af­ter 31 years with the sys­tem, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. Bel­ter, 47, moves on from the re­gional VP and CFO post at Provena Mercy Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Chicago. Alex­ian was pur­chased this year by St. Louis-based As­cen­sion Health, the largest Catholic health­care group in the coun­try. … Bridge­port (Conn.) Hospi­tal named

Dr. Michael Ivy se­nior VP for med­i­cal af­fairs and chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer, ef­fec­tive Oct. 1. Ivy, whose age was un­avail­able, will re­place

Dr. Bruce McDon­ald,

who is re­tir­ing at the end of Septem­ber af­ter 32 years with Bridge­port, in­clud­ing 26 years as CMO, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. Ivy has been Bridge­port’s VP for per­for­mance and risk man­age­ment since 2007. … Tem­ple Univer­sity Hospi­tal named

John Kas­ta­nis, who has been serv­ing as in­terim chief ex­ec­u­tive, to the per­ma­nent po­si­tion of pres­i­dent and CEO. Kas­ta­nis was ap­pointed in­terim CEO in De­cem­ber af­ter San­dra Gomberg

stepped down from the role. Kas­ta­nis, whose ap­point­ment is ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately, pre­vi­ously was pres­i­dent and CEO of the Hospi­tal for Joint Dis­eases Or­thopaedic In­sti­tute in New York. In his new role, Kas­ta­nis will over­see the hospi­tal’s strate­gic di­rec­tion, op­er­a­tions and fi­nances, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. … Life­Point Hos­pi­tals, Brent­wood, Tenn., named

Rox­ana Pool chief nurs­ing of­fi­cer of the com­pany’s Delta division, which in­cludes seven hos­pi­tals in North Carolina, Ten­nessee and Vir­ginia. Pool, whose age was un­avail­able, pre­vi­ously served as in­terim CEO of Life­Point’s Hill­side Hospi­tal in Pu­laski, Tenn. She re­places

Su­san Peach, who was named CEO of Life­Point’s High­Point Health Sys­tem. … Opelousas (La.) Gen­eral Health Sys­tem has named Mark Mar­ley

pres­i­dent and CEO, ef­fec­tive Aug. 31. Mar­ley re­places who

Gary Keller, is re­tir­ing Oct. 3 af­ter a tran­si­tion pe­riod. Mar­ley, whose age was un­avail­able at dead­line, pre­vi­ously held the CEO role at

Natchi­toches (La.) Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, part of Chris­tus Health. … Prov­i­dence St. Joseph Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Bur­bank, Calif., named CEO. Rem­bis, 58,

Michael Rem­bis starts in mid-Septem­ber. He’s cur­rently the CEO at Hol­ly­wood Pres­by­te­rian Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Los Angeles. He re­places

Barry Wolf­man,

who took the CEO and manag­ing di­rec­tor post at his alma mater, Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity Hospi­tal, Wash­ing­ton (April 30, p. 34). Of­fi­cials at St. Joseph con­ducted a na­tional search be­fore se­lect­ing Rem­bis.

Kerry Car­mody, COO for the hospi­tal’s par­ent, the South­ern Cal­i­for­nia branch of Prov­i­dence Health & Ser­vices, had been serv­ing as in­terim CEO since Wolf­man’s de­par­ture in the spring. … Park­land Health & Hospi­tal Sys­tem, Dal­las, named in­terim CEO. He will

Robert Smith ap­pointed ex­ec­u­tive VP and

Jef­frey Yarmel COO. Yarmel, whose age was not pro­vided, served as se­nior ex­ec­u­tive VP and COO at Cooper Health Sys­tem, Cam­den, N.J. Yarmel also served as CEO at Warmin­ster (Pa.) Hospi­tal, which was con­verted to an am­bu­la­tory fa­cil­ity in 2007.


Seattle Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal pro­moted Wes Wright

to se­nior VP and CIO from his cur­rent po­si­tion of VP and chief tech­nol­ogy of­fi­cer. Be­fore ar­riv­ing at Chil­dren’s, he served as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Scripps Health in San Diego. He also spent 20 years in the Air Force in var­i­ous roles, in­clud­ing health ser­vices ad­min­is­tra­tor. Wright, 47, re­places

Drexel De­Ford,

who an­nounced his de­par­ture in June. De­Ford, chair­man of the Col­lege of Health­care In­for­ma­tion Man­age­ment Ex­ec­u­tives, is now the CIO at Stew­ard Health Care, Bos­ton. take over that role from

Dr. Thomas Royer, whose con­tract ex­pires at the end of the month. Smith has over­seen mul­ti­state re­gions for Univer­sal Health Ser­vices, King of Prus­sia, Pa., and Dal­las-based Tenet Health­care Corp. and has fo­cused on “bring­ing more ef­fi­ciency and dis­ci­pline to those or­ga­ni­za­tions,” ac­cord­ing to a Park­land news re­lease. He is sched­uled to start in mid-Septem­ber. Ages for the two ex­ecs were not avail­able from Park­land. … Coastal Carolina Hospi­tal, Hardeeville, S.C., named CEO. Talbert, 34,

Bradley Talbert re­places who was

Wil­liam Master­ton, pro­moted to CEO of Pied­mont Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Rock Hill, S.C. Both hos­pi­tals are owned by Tenet Health­care Corp., Dal­las. Talbert pre­vi­ously served as COO of Hil­ton Head (S.C.) Hospi­tal, an­other Tenet fa­cil­ity. He also has held CEO roles at Kin­dred Hospi­tal, Charleston, S.C., and Se­lect Spe­cialty Hospi­tal, Mem­phis, Tenn. … St. Mary Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Langhorne, Pa.,



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