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Hospital board of directors, we thank David for his time and successes at St. Joseph Hospital and wish him well,” St. Joseph board chairwoman Louise Trottier said in the release. “We will keep David and his family in our prayers.” Hamill, whose age wasn’t provided, served 11 years as president and CEO of Meritus Health, Hagerstown, Md., before he retired in 2011. He served 16 years on the board of directors at Covenant Health Systems, the Tewksbury, Mass.-based parent company of St. Joseph. … Jani Johnson has been named president and CEO of St. Luke’s South Hospital in Overland Park, Kan., effective Sept. 10. Johnson, 51, succeeds
Katherine Howell, who is assuming a new job as chief nurse executive for the parent system, St. Luke’s Health System, Kansas City, Mo., according to a news release. Johnson started her career with the system in 1985 as a staff nurse at St. Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, and in 2002 became VP of cardiovascular services for the system and the institute. St. Luke’s Health System CEO
Dr. Melinda Estes said in the release that Johnson’s accomplishments included integrating a cardiovascular physician practice into the system and overseeing the launch of a new heart institute in 2011.
Specialty Care, a Nashville-based provider of outsourced clinical services, said Gary
Brukardt, its founder, chairman and CEO, died. Brukardt, who was 66, died Aug. 21. Prior to founding Specialty Care in 2006, he served in leadership roles at a number of organizations, including as president and Brukardt CEO of Renal Care Group, which was acquired by Fresenius Medical Care in 2005; executive VP of Baptist HealthCare affiliates; chairman and president of Health Net; and VP of managed care for VHA. “Gary was a visionary and a servant leader,”
Dr. Harry Jacobson, a Specialty Care board member, said in a news release. “He put together an amazing team of experienced healthcare leaders (who) uphold his high standards of integrity and hold firm to his belief in delivering only the best in patient care.” J. Michael
Mauldin, Specialty Care’s CFO, was named CEO. Mauldin had been serving as interim CEO in recent months because of Brukardt’s health issues, the company said. He is 49.