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HOS­PI­TALS, SYS­TEMS

Cen­tral Ge­or­gia Health Sys­tem and the Med­i­cal Cen­ter of Cen­tral Ge­or­gia, Macon, named pres­i­dent and Ninfa Saun­ders CEO, ef­fec­tive Oct. 1. Saun­ders, 60, re­places who Don Faulk, is re­tir­ing af­ter 39 years with the med­i­cal cen­ter. Saun­ders was most re­cently pres­i­dent and COO of Vir­tua Health, Marl­ton, N.J., a po­si­tion she left in Fe­bru­ary. She has also served on Gov. Roy Barnes’ Ge­or­gia Can­cer Coali­tion, which was cre­ated to de­velop re­gional cen­ters of ex­cel­lence for can­cer preven­tion, treat­ment and re­search. … The Capel­laSt. Thomas health sys­tem, Nashville, ap­pointed Su­san Con­ley CEO of two of its fa­cil­i­ties, DeKalb Community Hospi­tal, Smithville, Tenn., and Stones River Hospi­tal, Wood­bury, Tenn. Con­ley, 56, re­places Bill Lit­tle, who in June be­came CEO of High­lands Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Sparta, Tenn. Con­ley most re­cently was CEO of Sum­mit Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Van Buren, Ark. DeKalb and Stones River are part of a joint ven­ture be­tween for-profit sys­tem Capella Health­care, Franklin, Tenn., and Nashville-based St. Thomas Health. … Dr. Erin DuPree was named chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer of Mount Si­nai Med­i­cal Cen­ter, New York. DuPree suc­ceeds who was Dr. Ira Nash, ap­pointed med­i­cal di­rec­tor of physi­cian and am­bu­la­tory net­work ser­vice for North Shore-Long Is­land Jewish Health Sys­tem, Great Neck, N.Y. DuPree most re­cently was Mount Si­nai’s VP for pa­tient safety, deputy CMO and vice chair of qual­ity for ob­stet­rics, gy­ne­col­ogy and re­pro­duc­tive sciences. She also was re­cently named one of 73 In­no­va­tion Ad­vi­sors se­lected by the CMS In­no­va­tion Cen­ter to help test new mod­els of health­care de­liv­ery. Her age was not pro­vided. … Scripps Health, San Diego, named chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer and Dr. James La­Belle cor­po­rate se­nior VP. La­Belle, 55, will keep his cur­rent du­ties as the sys­tem’s cor­po­rate VP for qual­ity med­i­cal man­age­ment and physi­cian co-man­age­ment and will as­sume the CMO role Jan. 1 from who is re­tir­ing. Dr. Brent East­man,

PAY­ERS

Kim­berly Horn, for­mer pres­i­dent and CEO of Pri­or­ity Health, was named pres­i­dent of Kaiser Per­ma­nente’s Mid-At­lantic States re­gion, based in Rockville, Md. Horn, 52, re­signed from Spec­trum Health-owned Pri­or­ity Health in March. Horn had been CEO of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Pri­or­ity Health for about 15 years. At Kaiser, she re­places 60, who Mar­i­lyn Kawa­mura, an­nounced her early re­tire­ment in Jan­uary. Horn will over­see a division that has opened three multi-spe­cialty med­i­cal cen­ters since 2011 and ex­pects to open an­other in April 2013.

SUP­PLI­ERS

Om­ni­care, the Cincin­nati-based in­sti­tu­tional phar­macy provider, named CEO. Work­man, 61, has been serv­ing John Work­man as in­terim CEO since June, when re­signed. He John Figueroa pre­vi­ously was pres­i­dent and CFO. Om­ni­care also said Nitin Sah­ney has been named pres­i­dent, in ad­di­tion to his cur­rent role as COO, and was pro­moted to CFO. The Robert Kraft com­pany this month said it had pro­moted to Steven Sk­wara chief com­pli­ance of­fi­cer.

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