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The Ge­or­gia Hospi­tal As­so­ci­a­tion pro­moted to pres­i­dent and

Earl Rogers CEO to re­place long­time leader

Joseph Parker.

Parker, who has served as the GHA’s pres­i­dent and CEO since 1986, an­nounced his re­tire­ment last July. Rogers, 59, will step into the role July 1. He cur­rently serves as the as­so­ci­a­tion’s se­nior VP of government re­la­tions. Be­fore join­ing the GHA in 2005, Rogers was se­nior VP of government af­fairs for the Ge­or­gia Cham­ber of Com­merce, which that year helped push through a con­tro­ver­sial tort re­form package.


Cone Health, Greens­boro, N.C., named CFO, ef­fec­tive

Jef­frey Jones Feb. 4. He re­places who

Ken Boggs, re­tired at the end of last year. Jones, 52, joins the five-hospi­tal sys­tem from the Cleve­land Clinic, where he is se­nior VP of fi­nance, over­see­ing eight re­gional hos­pi­tals. Caroli­nas Health­Care Sys­tem, Char­lotte, N.C., took over man­age­ment of Cone Health in Oc­to­ber, but Cone re­mains in­de­pen­dently owned. …

James Burkhart

will be­come pres­i­dent and CEO of Tampa (Fla.) Gen­eral Hospi­tal, re­plac­ing re­tir­ing Pres­i­dent and CEO Ron Hytoff.

Burkhart, 58, cur­rently pres­i­dent and CEO of Shands Jack­sonville (Fla.) Med­i­cal Cen­ter, will start March 4, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. Burkhart has held his cur­rent post at Shands Jack­sonville since 2010 and joined the hospi­tal as pres­i­dent and ad­min­is­tra­tor in 2003. Hytoff, 67, an­nounced his re­tire­ment in June. He has been CEO at Tampa Gen­eral since Fe­bru­ary 2000. …

Dr. Wil­liam Con­way

was pro­moted to CEO of the 1,200-physi­cian Henry Ford Med­i­cal Group and ex­ec­u­tive VP of Henry Ford Health Sys­tem, the med­i­cal group’s par­ent or­ga­ni­za­tion. Con­way, 66, re­places Dr. Mark Kel­ley, who re­tired this month to re­turn to Bos­ton af­ter 12 years as CEO of the med­i­cal group. Con­way re­mains chief qual­ity of­fi­cer of the health sys­tem un­til a suc­ces­sor is named. He joined the med­i­cal group in 1977 as a se­nior staff physi­cian in the di­vi­sion of pul­monary and crit­i­cal-care medicine. … was

Charles Spicer Jr. named pres­i­dent and CEO of the OU Med­i­cal Sys­tem, Ok­la­homa City, ef­fec­tive Jan. 1. Spicer was CEO of the Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal at OU Med­i­cal Cen­ter and pre­vi­ously served as the COO of OU Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Spicer re­places Cole Es­lyn, who re­tired.


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