ON THE MOVE ...
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.
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
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
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.,